Morning Buzz: Seconds after screams rang out, all hell broke loose

Good morning and welcome to the Morning Buzz for Wednesday, November 8. Be prepared for a possible shower today, with tops of 20 degrees in the city and 22 in the west. Enjoy your day!

Chaos as car careers into Greenacre classroom, killing two boys

People gather for a vigil at Banksia Road Public School in Greenacre where two children where killed this morning after a car unintentionally ploughed into a classroom. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer

People gather for a vigil at Banksia Road Public School in Greenacre where two children where killed this morning after a car unintentionally ploughed into a classroom. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer

It took a few seconds following the massive bang for the horrific screams of schoolchildren to ring out across the neighbouring homes of Banksia Road Public School at Greenacre.

A Toyota Kluger SUV, allegedly driven by 52-year-old woman Maha Al-Shennag, had ploughed into a classroom full of 24 pupils and their teacher, landing on and killing two young boys not long into their morning class within the weatherboard building.

And then, just after 9.30am, all hell broke loose.

Khaled Arnaout, who had only returned home across Banksia Road moments before hearing the bang, said the screams kicked him and other would-be rescuers into gear. Read more.

Wagga Wagga teen charged with murder of Allecha Suzette Boyd

A Wagga Wagga teenager has been charged with the murder of local chef Allecha Suzette Boyd, 89 days after she suddenly disappeared from the Riverina area.

Ms Boyd, 27, a cousin of current Collingwood and former Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL player Will Hoskin-Elliott, was last seen in the township of Coolamon, north of Wagga Wagga, on the afternoon of Thursday, August 10. Read more

Turnbull concedes 'consequences' for government if citizenship claims more MPs

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addresses the media during a doorstop interview at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addresses the media during a doorstop interview at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has conceded there could be "consequences" for his wafer-thin hold on government if more Coalition members of the House of Representatives are found to be ineligible because of their dual citizenship.

But Mr Turnbull pushed back against a call for a constitutional change that would allow dual citizens to sit in Parliament, saying the more immediate issue was MPs being disqualified by foreign laws that granted them citizenship even if they were unaware of it. Read more.

Dicing with death on train tracks at Banksia station

The young man flings himself on to the platform. Picture: 9 News

The young man flings himself on to the platform. Picture: 9 News

CCTV cameras at Banksia train station have captured images of a young man taking an unbelievably foolish risk crossing the train tracks.

The video, shown by 9 News, shows the man late at night waiting for a train to pass the platform on which he is standing.

As another train approaches from the opposite direction, he leaps from the platform and runs across the tracks in front of it. Read more.

Woman loses part of finger in dog fight at Freemans Reach

Ambulance crews parked outside the Terrace Road address. Picture: TNV Webcam

Ambulance crews parked outside the Terrace Road address. Picture: TNV Webcam

Hawkesbury Police said a woman’s attempt to separate dogs resulted in the loss of part of a finger around 8am on Tuesday morning at Freemans Reach.

The woman’s two dogs had been fighting and she leant in to try and separate them when her hand was mauled. Read more.

Rekindling wins 2017 Melbourne Cup

Rekindling, ridden by jockey Corey Brown, wins the 2017 Melbourne Cup. Picture: AAP

Rekindling, ridden by jockey Corey Brown, wins the 2017 Melbourne Cup. Picture: AAP

Rekindling has won the 2017 Melbourne Cup, just edging out Johannes Vermeer in second.

Max Dynamite crossed the line in third.

The winning jockey Corey Brown, from Wingham on the NSW Mid North Coast, was excited when he spoke with Channel 7. Read more.

Postecoglou's future is not weighing on the Socceroos

Australia's Trent Sainsbury tackles Syria's Ouday Abduljaffal. Photo: AAP

Australia's Trent Sainsbury tackles Syria's Ouday Abduljaffal. Photo: AAP

The uncertainty over Ange Postecoglou's tenure as Socceroos' coach has followed the team to Honduras but the players remain unfazed by the media circus that's hovered for weeks.

Despite four previous attempts to do so, Postecoglou ensured the debate around his future with the national team will remain a hot topic ahead of their first leg of qualification in San Pedro Sula against Honduras.

However, Australia defender Trent Sainsbury says that discussions are louder back home than inside of the team hotel, as the players have done their best to ignore the hysteria their coach has allowed to continue. 

The focus of the team remains on qualifying for a fourth World Cup, rather than who will be their coach in Russia should they reach the tournament. Read more.

Mitchell Starc takes amazing second hat-trick of match in NSW win

NSW's Mitchell Starc celebrates with teammates after dismissing David Moody on Tuesday. Photo: AAP

NSW's Mitchell Starc celebrates with teammates after dismissing David Moody on Tuesday. Photo: AAP

Mitchell Starc has completed his Ashes preparations by making history with an astonishing second hat-trick of the match in a dramatic Sheffield Shield victory for NSW against Western Australia.

In remarkable scenes at Hurstville Oval, the visitors - who were cruising at 0-179 in their second innings - lost all 10 wickets for 44 runs. The final three were claimed in successive balls by the Australian left-armer just as he had done on Monday. Read more