Two children die as car ploughs into Australia classroom

Two young boys were killed Tuesday when a car ploughed into their classroom at a Sydney school, with emergency services describing “pandemonium” when they arrived.

The tragedy occurred at the Banksia Road Public School when the car collided with a wooden classroom building not long after lessons started.

“The vehicle continued inside the building and tragically we have had a number of young children injured as a result,” said New South Wales Assistant Commissioner Stewart Smith.

“As a result of that collision, five kids were urgently conveyed to Westmead Hospital. Tragically, two of those kids, male children, are deceased.”

The children who died were aged eight. A further 18 children were treated at the scene for minor injuries. The woman driver, 52, was being questioned and undergoing alcohol and drug testing. (AFP)