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Thirteen children taken to hospital after lightning strikes Gladstone school

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Thirteen children aged between 10 and 12 and two adults have been taken to hospital after lightning struck the grounds of a central Queensland school.

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Paramedics were called to Clinton State School in Gladstone at about 1:30pm.

The Queensland Ambulance Service said it was believed lightning struck either the ground or a structure near the school oval where the children were taking part in end-of-year celebrations.

Some of the children reported feeling tingling and numbness in their legs, while one of the adults reported chest pain.

The patients were taken to hospital as a precaution.

– ABC / Rebecca Hyam

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