Dulwich: Children injured after school ceiling collapses

, Dulwich: Children injured after school ceiling collapses, The Habari News
, Dulwich: Children injured after school ceiling collapses, The Habari News

number of children have been injured after a ceiling collapsed at Rosemead Preparatory School in Dulwich on Monday morning.

London Fire Brigade said about 20 firefighters were called to the primary school on Thurlow Park Road at 9.22am after a ceiling on the second floor collapsed.

“A number of people were treated on the scene for minor injuries and a number of children taken to hospital by London Ambulance crews,” a spokesman said.

The LFB said the incident was over for crews by 11.50am.

They added: “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.

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

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 9.24am November 15 to reports of an incident at Rosemead Preparatory School, SE21.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including ambulance crews, medics in cars, advanced paramedics, incident response officers, emergency planning resilience officers, our hazardous area response team, and a command support vehicle.

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

, Dulwich: Children injured after school ceiling collapses, The Habari News

Rosemead Preparatory School teaches children from pre-nursey to year six.

The school has been contacted for a comment.

Labour’s Helen Hayes, the MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, said: “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.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said that “all children and staff have been accounted for and the school is currently in the process of contacting parents.”

They added: “We await an update on assessment of any injuries. There are extensive road closures in place as emergency services respond.”

Many people have sent their well wishes to the children involved on social media, with one person commenting: “Hope there all got out with minor injuries”.

Another said: “Wish you all quick recovery”.