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.


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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.

 

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