a chemistry lesson turns tragic, eleven students burned

The students and their teacher have been taken to hospital after an outdoor science experiment at a primary school north of Sydney.

A chemistry class that turns into drama. Twelve people, eleven children and their teachers, were burned to varying degrees during this experience at the Australian primary school in Manly West, north of Sydney, on Monday 21 November. The science experiment was taking place outdoors when the gusts increased, reports say The Guardian .

Two young students were severely burned on the face and chest. One was flown to Westmead Children’s Hospital, while the other was taken by ambulance. The other nine children, who suffered minor burns, were sent to Royal North Shore and Northern Beaches hospitals. The professor was hospitalized.in stable condition“says the British media.

Responsible “strong wind”

For Phil Templeman, Acting Chief of Ambulance Services for New South Wales, “today’s strong winds affected the experience and blew some materials“. An investigation has been launched by the education department and the police. Parents have been contacted and support has been provided to students and staff affected by the accident.

Various political figures reacted after the incident. This is the case with Education Minister Sarah Mitchell, who thanked school staff who “acted so quickly to provide first aid and call emergency services“. “My thoughts go out to the students and staff affected by today’s incident at Manly West Public School“, she said.

Local MP Zali Steggall responded on Twitter: “Shocked to hear reports of an incident at Manly West Public School today. My thoughts go out to the students and staff who have been affected and I wish them a speedy recovery.»

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