Before noon on the 30th, a fire broke out during a science experiment at an elementary school in Numata City, Gunma Prefecture, and four sixth grade children were slightly burned.

After 11:30 am on the 30th, a fire broke out during a 6th grade science experiment at Numata Elementary School in Numata City, Gunma Prefecture.

Twenty-three children participated in the experiment, and four of them were taken to the hospital with burns on their arms and neck, but all of them are light.

According to the elementary school, in order to remove the pigment from the leaves of potatoes, the teacher added methanol used for the experiment to the beaker while the cassette stove was lit at the teacher's table. It means that he did.

The police are investigating the detailed situation by listening to the teachers to see if there were any problems with the work procedure.

Numata Elementary School held a press conference on the evening of the 30th, and Principal Fumiko Araki said, "We have caused something that should not be injured by an important child. We sincerely apologize. I would like to work on prevention and care for children's minds. "