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.
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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