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Published: Wed, November 08, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Vehicle ploughs into Australia classroom; 2 children dead, few injured

Vehicle ploughs into Australia classroom; 2 children dead, few injured

Two eight-year-old boys have died after a auto crashed into a primary school classroom in Sydney.

NSW Ambulance says nine children under the age of nine are being treated for injuries after a woman crashed into Banksia Road Public School on Tuesday morning.

Two young children were killed and three seriously injured Tuesday when a auto ploughed into their classroom at a Sydney school, with witnesses and emergency services describing "pandemonium" at the scene.

The 52-year-old woman driver has reportedly asked for forgiveness.

"We're not looking at this as an intentional act", Mr Smith said.

There were 24 children in the classroom when the crash happened.

"(Students) were screaming, saying they wanted their mum, I want help", she said.

"Tonight we grieve with the families who lost their precious little boys in this tragedy", he told reporters in Sydney.

It is understood Ms Al-Shennag's son is a student at the school.

Two chaplains were brought in to support paramedics and the victims.

Police established a crime scene and Ms Al-Shennag was later charged with two counts of unsafe driving occasioning death and one count of negligent driving.

A student named Terek said he started crying when the vehicle crashed into the classroom. One distressed mother said she hadn't heard from her child and feared the worst.

Seventeen children and a female teacher were assessed on the ground by paramedics.

"Obviously they were crying, they were distressed, some were asking for their parents, that's a natural response in such a bad set of circumstances".

Police confirmed the boys, both aged eight, suffered cardiac arrest and died in hospital.

"It is a crash investigation".

"It is very, very hard because we are parents ourselves, we are human beings", she added.

Police are asking parents who wish to collect their children to attend the Boronia Road school entrance.

She was uninjured and her licence has been suspended.

There were chaotic scenes at the school as frantic parents raced to check on the welfare of their children.

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