A MAJOR chemical incident has been declared with multiple people treated for “breathing difficulties” at London’s Olympic Park.
Police, firefighters and a number of ambulances have swarmed the venue in East London after the drama unfolded this morning.Multiple resources are on the scene at the aquatics centre[/caption]
The London Ambulance Service confirmed casualties are being treated at the scene after a suspected gas leak at the aquatic centre.
London Fire Brigade said they were dealing with reports of a “chemical incident”.
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The LAS tweeted: “London Ambulance Service is responding to a major incident @AquaticsCentre in Stratford alongside colleagues from @LondonFire and @metpoliceuk
“We have dispatched multiple resources to the scene and are treating a number of patients.”
The park added: “There has been an incident @AquaticsCentre
this morning involving the release of a gas.
“The area has been cordoned off and evacuated. We’re working with emergency services on site.
“There are a number of casualties with breathing difficulties being treated by @Ldn_Ambulance”.
The Aquatics Centre opened in 2012 for the London Olympics but is now open to the general public.