Two boys, aged eight, are dead after a car smashed into a Sydney classroom, leaving children screaming for their parents amid a scene of “carnage”.
A Toyota Kluger driven by a woman, 52, hit the weatherboard building at Banksia Road Primary School in Greenacre about 9.45am on Tuesday.
Five students were initially taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital NSW Ambulance and police later confirmed two boys aged eight years old had died.
A nine-year-old girl is in a serious condition and two eight-year-old girls are in a stable condition.
Paramedics arrived to “a scene of carnage” with “distressed and overwhelmed children and teachers”, NSW Ambulance superintendent Stephanie Radnidge told reporters.
It was “pandemonium”, Ms Radnidge said.
There were 24 children in the classroom when the crash happened. Seventeen children and a female teacher were assessed on the grounds by paramedics.
Year four student Mariam Issmail was in a nearby classroom when the car smashed into the school.
“We were just doing work and all of a sudden we heard this big bang,” she told AAP.
Mariam says multiple schoolmates were injured, adding that twin girls were among those hurt.