Update: Luther Thorne Memorial closed

Twenty-eight  students and staff members at the Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School were today treated for respiratory ailments as a result of smoke inhalation.

A statement issued by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital said it received an emergency call from the school around 11:45 a.m. and an emergency response team comprising of three ambulances, six emergency medical technicians and two ambulance officers, led by consultant in the Accident and Emergency Department Dr David Byer, were dispatched to the scene.

Seventeen people were treated at the scene and discharged, two patients were transported to the Sir Winston Scott Polyclinic, two were taken to the Edgar Cochrane Polyclinic, and the other seven were transported to the hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department.

3 Responses to Update: Luther Thorne Memorial closed

  1. David Gibson
    David Gibson November 22, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Now tell me why would someone be burning tyres near a school ..this burning of anything needs to stop .thing is the smoke never bothers the person that’s doing the burning. Notice they burn what they have to down wind from where they reside .it’s rediculous.

  2. Sheryl Smith
    Sheryl Smith November 22, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    It about time this ‘pussyfooting’ stop…Charge the persons responsible for starting fires. You have new traffic laws do the something about indiscriminate burning…

  3. Belfast November 22, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    During the reign of PM Thompson, Donville Inniss promised that sooner ,rather than later, legislation will come about to curb this indiscriminate burning. Not to be outdone, the then Attorney -General indicated that he was also the victim of this now out of hand practice.
    How quickly we forget.


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