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Child dies in pond at school

Saskatchewan's education minister says school divisions should review safety measures at schools that are close to ponds after a kindergarten student died in Saskatoon.

But Bronwyn Eyre said it's too soon to know what led to the death of the five-year-old boy or whether something could have been done to prevent it.

"I understand that there are a number of schools, and certainly public spaces, that have that type of pond or catchment pond near where children play, so I think that's something that everyone should be looking at," Eyre said Tuesday at a school opening in Regina.

The boy was found in a pond near Dundonald School after recess ended Monday morning. He was pronounced dead in hospital.

CTV Saskatoon quoted unnamed sources as saying the boy was a newcomer to Canada from Somalia who spoke limited English and needed extra supports.

Police have said the boy's death is not suspicious. The coroner's office is investigating.



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