London chemical incident: Vomiting patients hospitalised as street put on lockdown

Sunday, September 17, 2017
By Paul Martin

VOMITING homeowners were rushed to hospital during a chemical incident in south London.

By ALIX CULBERTSON
Express.co.uk
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Alwold Crescent, in Lee, just off the South Circular road was placed on lockdown after emergency services sped to the residential street amid concerns of a chemical reaction.

Paramedics rushed several people to hospital after witnesses said a number of locals suffered a bad reaction to an unknown substance on Sunday morning.

Taxi driver Ian Crouch, 39, told The Sun: “I could see the emergency services outside my house.

“When I spoke to a policeman he said there were people complaining of irritation, who had been throwing up all morning.

“They’ve been rushed into hospital.

“He said they were investigating whether it is terror related, but told us not panic.

“It sounds like we might get evacuated from our homes.

“They think it’s coming from the sewage system.”

Paramedics from London Fire Brigade (LFB) tweeted a picture of several fire engines, ambulances and police cars at the scene.

They said: “We are on scene at a chemical incident in SE12 with @LondonFire and @metpoliceuk.”

An LFB spokeswoman, told Express.co.uk: “We were called to a smell of chemicals.

“Firefighters swept the area for raised chemical levels.

“We put in place a 25 metre exclusion zone.”

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