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12 children in hospital after a school ceiling collapses at a London school

by LLB Reporter
15th Nov 21 2:36 pm

12 children and one teacher were taken to hospital on Monday after a school ceiling collapsed in Southeast London.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent three fire engines to Rosemead Preparatory School in Thurlow Park Road, Dulwich and a specialist USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) said there is no further risk of collapse.

Ambulances took 12 children to hospital and paramedics treated 16 at the scene which happened at 9.24am.

London Ambulance Service (LAS)said in a statement, “We sent a number of resources to the scene, including ambulance crews, medics in cars, advanced paramedics, incident response officers, emergency planning resilience officers, our hazardous area response team, and a command support vehicle.”

The Met Police attended the scene and said all children and staff had been accounted for and the school was in the process of contacting parents.

They said, “We await an update on assessment of any injuries.”

The school said in a statement, “This morning in one of our Year 3 classrooms, a ceiling collapsed resulting in the attendance of the emergency services.

“Some injuries were sustained and some of those involved have been taken to hospital and we are working with our students and families to support them.

“We are working closely with the authorities to understand the cause of the incident and we will provide more information as soon as we can.

“Parents and families can be reassured that the school day is continuing as usual today for the rest of the school.”

The MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, Helen Hayes, tweeted, “Very concerned to hear of the collapse of a ceiling at Rosemead School this morning.

“My thoughts are with the children, staff and parents. I hope no-one is seriously injured.

“I’ve contacted the school to offer my support. My thanks to the emergency services who attended the scene.”

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