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Pupils witness teacher's death

A teacher collapsed and died in front of a class of five and six-year-olds in Tonbridge.

Sue Blade, 48, who taught music at Woodlands infants, was in the middle of a lesson when she was taken ill. The 32 pupils were led out by a parent as attempts were made to revive the mother-of-two, but paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene. A spokeswoman for Kent County Council said the children would be offered counselling.

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