The Ministry of Health has expressed sadness at the death of two final year medical students who drowned in Cuba.
According to the department, they were informed that the students had hired a house for a birthday when they drowned.
“Two of the students drowned and died in the swimming pool.”
Sihle Cebo Makhaye and Sibusiso Thanks Ngeleka both from KwaZulu-Natal drowned and died during the incident.
“Our hearts and thoughts are with the family, relatives, colleagues and friends of the deceased in this darkest hour. We express our sincere condolences.”
The Department of Health in KZN is arranging a trauma counselling for the families of the deceased.