Chemical alert at industrial estate
Friday 14 October 2011
Two people have been taken to hospital and 33 others treated by paramedics after being taken ill at an industrial estate.
Paramedics and firefighters were alerted to the incident at Newlands Industrial Park in Somersham, Huntingdon, Cambs, at 9.40am today.
The fire service said the alert could be related to crop spraying in a nearby field.
Businesses on the site are being advised to close windows and doors.
The East of England Ambulance Service deployed its hazardous area response team to the site.
Spokesman Gary Sanderson said: "A total of 35 casualties have been assessed by HART and land paramedics at the scene, two of which, both men have been taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital for further assessments.
"Throughout the incident, the three emergency services worked very closely together to treat the casualties and ascertain the cause of their sudden illnesses this morning."
- 1 Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
- 2 A politically correct lefty goes to see Top Gear live – you'll probably believe what happened next
- 4 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
How China's richest man Li Hejun lost $15bn in an hour - and made a fortune
Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
Snoop Dogg on why he doesn't regret displaying misogyny towards women
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...
£35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitment Consu...