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Two children killed as car crashes into school

Two children killed as car crashes into school

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Two eight-year-old boys have been killed and 17 of their classmates are injured after a car crashed into their classroom.The SUV, reportedly driven by a parent at the school, careered through the wooden walls of Sydney's Banksia Road Public School not long after lessons started on Tuesday.Ambulance service superintendent Stephanie Radnidge said medics arrived to "a scene of carnage".She told reporters: "There were a number of distressed and overwhelmed children and teachers at the scene of a horrible accident."Obviously they were crying, they were distressed, some were asking for their parents, that's a natural response in such a terrible set of circumstances."There was obviously pandemonium."Image:A man carries a young girl away from the scene of the horrific crashOne distraught father de...
Japan man confesses starting fire that killed wife, five children

Japan man confesses starting fire that killed wife, five children

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Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A Japanese man turned himself in to police after setting fire to an apartment where a woman and five children were found dead, according to local press reports.Hirobumi Komatsu, 32, told police in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, he had "set fire" to his house and that his wife and five children were at home at the time, Kyodo News reported.Komatsu was arrested not long after firefighters found six dead people at the site, including four boys, a woman and a girl.Japanese investigators said the girl, who was taken to a hospital before being confirmed dead, had multiple stab wounds on her body.Police said the bodies are believed to be those of the wife of the suspect, his four sons, ranging in age from 3 to 6 years, and his 11-year-old daughter.The fire in Ibaraki Prefecture bega...
Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday's quake, the government says.The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 225 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country.Desperate searches for survivors under the rubble are continuing.Hopes rose at the school when a girl was located alive and a delicate operation to rescue her is under way. Dozens of buildings collapsed across the country, including several churches where worshippers were killed.Families with young children could be seen sleeping outside their homes in the street in the capital overnight. The tremor struck shortly after many people had taken part in an earthquake drill, exactly...
What parents should know about sleep apnea in children

What parents should know about sleep apnea in children

Health
Medical experts are warning parents that if you hear your young son or daughter snoring, it could potentially be a sign that the child is suffering from sleep apnea. "It should raise a flag," Dr. Sydney Butts, an ear, nose and throat doctor in New York City told ABC News of snoring in children. "You should think about watching some other signs and symptoms that may kind of sound the alarm." "It's not a problem restricted to adults," Butts added of sleep apnea. "It's actually one of the most common reasons why children need their tonsils or adenoids removed." If untreated, sleep apnea can lead to chronic heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity and other health problems, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA). Kevin and Amanda Cook told ABC News that three ...
35 children die in north Indian hospital in 3 days

35 children die in north Indian hospital in 3 days

Health
Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a state-run hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the fatalities were due to the lack of a sufficient oxygen supply in the children's ward. District Magistrate Rajiv Rautela said Saturday that the deaths of the children being treated for different ailments at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur city in Uttar Pradesh state were due to natural causes. He denied that an insufficient oxygen supply led to their deaths. Parents said that the oxygen supply to the ward ran out Thursday night and that patients' families were given self-inflating bags to help the children breathe. "That's the time when the death of the children peaked," said Mritunjaya Singh, whose 7-month-old son was admitted to ...