A teenager was unaware of being pregnant. She gave birth to a child in a school pit toilet.
The girl notified the school and the emergency services were called to rescue the baby.
The firefighters who had appeared at the scene broke the slab under the toilet and rescued the child.
The teen and the newborn were transported to KwaDukuza hospital.
According to KZN Department of Education spokesperson Kwazi Mthethwa, the incident has not been reported to the KZN Education MEC yet.
“In consultation with parents and teachers, arrangements can be made for pupils to catch up on their school work closer to their delivery dates.”