Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Explosion at New South Wales school injures 12

Eleven students and a teacher have been injured after an explosion in a high school science lab in the NSW Southern Highlands.

The pupils were treated at the scene before being taken to Bowral Hospital after a beaker sodium hydroxide exploded at the school in Moss Vale at 12.40pm this afternoon.

The ABC reports that the students suffered eye injuries after being exposed to the caustic liquid.

The classroom was evacuated and emergency services have now declared the incident a HAZMAT matter.

All the children are in the same Year 7 class.

The rest of the school remains open, police said. Source