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A school trip has been ruined by tragedy after the drowning of a teenage boy on Thursday, paramedics reported.

Paramedics spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said the boy drowned while the second boy was rescued by residents. The tragic incident took place during School excursion in Krugersdorp.

“Reports from the scene indicate that the two were part of a group of learners that were on school excursion in Krugersdorp,” she said.

“We found the police, residents, first aiders and paramedics from another emergency service on scene already initiating CPR on the deceased. Our advanced life support paramedics assisted. This went on for more than 45 minutes, but sadly there was nothing more paramedics could do for the poor boy and he was declared dead at the scene,” she added.

A teen told the Police that the teacher who was meant to be watching over them was busy putting makeup on her face and taking selfies.

Police went through the teacher’s phone and found out that she was uploading her photos on instagram while the deceased drowned.

The teacher is now in Police custody for proper investigation over the incident.

 The family of the deceased has been alerted about the sad incident.