10 Students Hurt In High School Cooking Blast

TORRANCE (AP) — Officials say 10 students have been injured when portable cooking equipment being used for a children’s charity fundraiser exploded.

Torrance school district spokeswoman Tammy Khan says four students suffered second-degree burns on their hands, faces and necks in the blast at North High School.

KNX 1070’s Jon Baird Reports

Torrance fire Capt. Steve Duel says the explosion appeared to have been caused by a failed gas canister.

He says it was an instantaneous, “flash-type of explosion.”

No part of the building burned and the school remained open after the explosion.

Students were holding a fundraiser for UNICEF.

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