Several children in hospital after ceiling collapse at London school
An urban search and rescue team has confirmed the building is at no further risk of collapse
Several children were rushed to hospital after a ceiling collapsed at a school in Dulwich on Monday.
The fire brigade was called to Rosemead Preparatory School and Nursery in the south London village around 9.22am after a ceiling collapsed on the second floor.
London Fire Brigade said a number of children were taken to hospital by London ambulance crews and a number of people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
"All other children and staff were safely evacuated from the building. Firefighters carried out a systematic search of the building and confirmed with the school that all children and staff were accounted for," the fire service said in a statement.
It added that a specialist Urban Search and Rescue team and equipment were used to confirm the building was at no further risk of collapse.
The school issued a statement saying they would look into the cause of the collapse, and added that the "school day is continuing as usual".
The local Labour MP for Dulwich and neighbouring Southwark area of West Norwood, Helen Hayes, gave her best wishes to those affected and thanked the emergency services for their swift action.
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 https://t.co/tZFEKiTZIf
— Helen Hayes 💙🌹 (@helenhayes_) November 15, 2021
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