23 in hospital after chemical spill


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More than 23 people have been taken to hospital following a chemical spill at a warehouse.

The incident happened at the two-storey Palletways warehouse in Livingston, West Lothian, shortly after 8am today.

The chemical involved was understood to be denatonium benzoate, which is included in products such as shampoos and liquid soaps.

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said 23 people were taken to the town's St John's hospital after complaining of breathlessness and throat irritation.