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Children taken to hospital in London after ceiling collapses at school


A general view of Rosemead Preparatory School in Dulwich, London. Reuters

A number of children have been taken to hospital after a ceiling collapsed at a school in Dulwich, London Fire Brigade said.

The fire brigade was called to Rosemead Preparatory School and Nursery on Thurlow Park Road in Dulwich at 09.22am Monday morning.

The school is a fee-paying prep school for children aged two-and-a-half to 11.

The building was evacuated and a number of people were treated on the scene for minor injuries and a number of children were taken to hospital by London Ambulance crews, London Fire Brigade said.

Three fire engines and around 20 firefighters from West Norwood and Brixton fire stations attended the incident, which was over by 11.50am.

A specialist USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) team and equipment were also used to confirm the building was at no further risk of collapse.

All children have been accounted for and the school is in the process of contacting parents, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “London Fire Brigade called police at approximately 09:25hrs on Monday, 15 November following reports of a ceiling collapsed at a school on Thurlow Park Road, SE21.

“Officers are in attendance at the school alongside London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance service.”

The Independent

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