Explosion at Texas church day school sends children to hospitals

Published: May. 16, 2017 at 1:24 PM CDT
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An explosion late Tuesday morning at a church day school in Houston sent six children to a hospital.

A fire official said chemicals landed on the six students who were taken to the burn unit of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Memorial Hermann Hospital spokeswoman Rhiannon Collette says the children are in good condition.

Six other children were treated at the scene or released to their parents to be taken to doctors.

Eleven of the 12 received burns and the 12th was trampled, authorities said.

The children are all between 3 and 4 years old, authorities said.

The Houston Fire Department responded late Tuesday morning to reports of multiple burn victims at the Yellow School at the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church.

The school is inside the church.

The school said the injuries were the result of a supervised outdoor science experiment that produced flames.

A fire official said the children got chemicals on them.

Further details weren’t immediately available.