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Collapsed heating duct, injures 14 school kids

Fourteen children were injured when heating ducting in a school sports hall collapsed.
Year nine pupils at Minster College on the Isle of Sheppey were sitting an exam in the sports hall when the heating ducting fell shortly after 9am.

Emergency services were called to the college in Kent at 9.18am on May 12.

Minster College headteacher Alan Klee said: “During an exam being sat by year nine pupils in the sports hall at Minster College, heating ducting collapsed.

'14 year nine pupils have injuries that have required medical attention.

'12 first aid trained staff dealt with injuries immediately and emergency services were on site within a few minutes.

'The school is currently coordinating the collection of all the children'.

Minster School has about 1,600 students aged between 14 and 19.
12 May 2009

Comments

By Adam Taylor
12 May 2009 01:03:00


Fitting textile ducts to sport halls could prevent this from happening as textile ducts are impact resistant!

http://www.ke-fibertec.co.uk
By sammie
12 May 2009 01:02:00
WHY THE ON EARTH WAS THE FIRE EXITS SHUT?? WE COULD HAVE GOT OUT SO MUCH EASYER IF THEY WER OPEN...
By michelle
12 May 2009 01:01:00
When I was in the hall I knew something was going to happen and when it all came down I panicked a lot but lucky enough I got out with only bad bruises to the muscles in my back.

People are saying the air ducts went inbetween the tables but i know that's wrong because it snapped my table in half.
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