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Multiple casualties with ‘breathing difficulties’ after ‘major chemical incident’ at London’s Olympics swimming pool

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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.

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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.

It has two 50 metre pools and a 25 metre diving pool.

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