Two students in Riverstone suffered third degree burns in an explosion in a high school science lab.
Authorities say the explosion occurred shortly after 9:30 a.m. Friday at Norwest Christian College in Riverstone. According to a spokesperson for the NSW Ambulance Service, two 15 year-old students, one male and one female, were conducting an experiment using methylated spirits at the time of the accident.
The female student suffered third degree burns to her back, chest, head, and neck. The male student sustained major burns to his upper arm and torso.
Following the explosion the two students were transported to Westmead Children’s Hospital for treatment.
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