Children in hospital as Dulwich school’s ceiling collapseson November 15, 2021 at 1:28 pm

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A second-floor ceiling collapsed at Rosemead Prep School in south-east London.

Rosemead Prep School

Image source, LFB

A number of children have been taken to hospital after part of a ceiling collapsed at a primary school in south-east London.

Pupils were evacuated from Rosemead Prep School in Dulwich after a second-floor ceiling caved in.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said three fire engines and 20 firefighters were called to the scene at about 09:20 GMT.

A few people were treated for minor injuries and a number of children taken to hospital by London Ambulance crews.

All children and staff were safely evacuated from the building, on Thurlow Park Road, LFB said.

The incident was over by 11:50, a spokesperson said.

London Ambulance Service (LAS) said it sent a number of resources to the scene, including ambulance crews, medics in cars and advanced paramedics.

“Our crews treated a number of patients at the scene and have now been stood down,” a spokesperson added.

The Met Police said officers also went to the school.

“All children and staff have been accounted for and the school is currently in the process of contacting parents. We await an update on assessment of any injuries,” a spokesman said.

There are extensive road closures in place as emergency services respond.

A specialist USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) team and equipment were also used to ensure the building was “at no further risk of collapse”, LFB confirmed.

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