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Schoolgirl hit by falling ceiling 'expected to make full recovery'

The nine-year-old girl who was hit by a falling ceiling in a school hall during Storm Doris is expected to make a full recovery. Photo: Jonathon Stevens / ITV Anglia

The nine-year-old girl who was hit by a falling ceiling in a school hall in Milton Keynes during Storm Doris is expected to make a full recovery.

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The girl from Southwood School is being treated in hospital for what were being described on Thursday night as 'life-threatening' injuries.

The injuries are now not thought to be life-threatening and the school's headteacher has told ITV News Anglia that the girl is expected to make a full recovery.

The girl's condition in hospital is described as "serious but stable."

Investigators arriving at the Southwood School in Milton Keynes where part of the ceiling collapsed. Credit: Jonathon Stevens / ITV Anglia

The ceiling collapsed in the school hall at about 3.30pm on Thursday when a section approximately 8ft by 5ft fell down.

About forty people were in the hall at the time including many children waiting for an after-school dance club to start.

A full investigation is being carried out and it is not yet known if the collapse was directly related to the strong winds brought by Storm Doris.

A second girl, aged 9, suffered minor injuries but was back in school on Friday.

It is not yet known if the ceiling collapse was caused by Storm Doris. Credit: Jonathon Stevens / ITV Anglia

Milton Keynes Council says it is supporting the school and that the investigation is now in the hands of the Health & Safety Executive.

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