Thursday, 21 June 2018

South London – Police close off roads after chemical incident

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LONDON: There are fears of a chemical incident in south London after residents were rushed to hospital with nausea and vomiting.

Emergency services were called to Alwold Crescent in Lee amid fears locals may have suffered an allergic reaction.

Witnesses said a number of people suffered a reaction to an unknown substance.

Five fire engines, paramedics and police were all deployed to deal with the incident.

Taxi driver Ian Crouch, 39, told The Sun emergency services appeared to be investigating the sewage system.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said the incident was not believed to be crime-related and the investigation is being led by the London Fire Brigade (LFB).

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