Students run for their lives as storm tears through wall of school gym leaving three injured 

Mail Online | 1/15/2020 | James Wood For Mailonline
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This is the terrifying moment a storm tears through a school gym ripping a huge hole in the wall and sending debris flying towards the children inside.

Powerful gales hit the city of Clinton, North Carolina on Monday battering Union Intermediate School with gusts of up to 85mph.

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CCTV shows a microburst - a column of sinking air - blast a hole in the wall of the school gym as children are inside playing basketball.

Three students were injured as the devastating winds sent debris flying towards the youngsters.

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One of those injured, Chloe Brewer, a fifth-grade student, told WRAL: 'We were playing basketball, and it just sounded like something exploded in there.'

She and the other two injured were taken to hospital and released shortly after.

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'I just turned around and was looking at the stage, and it just collapsed,' Chloe said.

'And then we started running, and something hit me from behind, and I fell down. And then the glass started breaking.'

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