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Critically ill teen among six in hospital after ingesting unknown substance


A 15-year-old boy is in a critical condition and another five teenagers are also in hospital after they ingested an unknown substance in north Queensland.

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Emergency services were called to a home on Malcomson St, North Mackay, about 10.55am on Thursday.

Police say six teenagers – three boys and three girls – at the property needed medical treatment after ingesting a substance.

One boy, aged 15, is in a critical condition in hospital.

Police have declared a crime scene with detectives and scientific officers trying to identify the substance the teens ingested.

More to come.



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