Two children under 10 have been killed after car crashed into a school in Greenacre, south west of Sydney.
Several others were injured in the incident at 10.31am on Tuesday.
Emergency services were called to Banksia Road Public School on Boronia Road, after a Toyota Kluger crashed into a classroom filled with 24 children and their teacher.
Two boys, aged eight, were critically injured and taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital, but did not survive.
Three girls were also taken to hospital, with two 8-year-olds in a stable condition, and another nine-year-old in a serious condition.
Ambulance officers assessed another 17 children and the female teacher at the scene.
The female driver of the car, aged 52, was uninjured and has been taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.
NSW Police addressed the media after the accident, calling it a tragic and horrific incident.
“We’re not looking at this as an intentional act,” Superintendent Stuart Smith, State Operations Commander of the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command said, adding that police were treating it as a crash investigation.
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A crime scene has been established at the school, and police are investigating and conducting inquiries.
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