Pupils hurt following pipe burst at Derbyshire school

Five pupils were taken to hospital after a hydraulic hose burst spraying them with chemical fluid at a Derbyshire school.

Emergency services were called to Noel Baker School, in Bracknell Drive, Alvaston, at about 1240 BST on Wednesday, police said.

The hose was part of drilling machinery being used by contractors involved in building work at the school.

The children were taken to hospital for treatment for skin and eye irritation.

Ten others, including a teacher, were treated at the scene by paramedics.

An investigation will be carried out by The Health and Safety Executive.

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