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Children admitted to A&E after school 'splash day'

A number of children were admitted to hospital after they reportedly suffered chemical burns at a 'splash day' event yesterday.

The Department of Education, Sport & Culture confirmed five year six students were treated for skin irritations after using the water slide at the event which took place at Kewaigue Primary School.

It's believed a chemical used on the slide may have caused the incident - the children have since received treatment and reassurance and returned home.

The DESC has now launched an investigation into the matter - it's also commended the actions of the schools headteacher in keeping parents, pupils and staff informed.

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