15 taken to hospital after lightning strikes Qld school

Thirteen students and two teachers have been taken to hospital after lightning struck a school in Central Queensland.

Paramedics were called to the school at Clinton in Gladstone just after 1.30pm.

It’s understood the group was taking part in a water activity on the school’s oval when lightning struck the ground nearby.


Paramedics assessed 16 people, with 15 of those transported to hospital.

Most of those were reporting tingling symptoms while a male teacher was reportedly suffering chest pain.

Severe storms have been sweeping across Central Queensland this afternoon with warnings still current.