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Mar 11, 2015

04:25:06 GMT--HAZMAT - Europe - United Kingdom

EDIS Number: HZ-20150311-47275-GBR

Date / time: 11/03/2015 04:23:48 [UTC]


Area: Europe

Country: United Kingdom

State/County: England

Location: Cheshire [Winsford Lifestyle Centre]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: 10 person(s)

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate


Ten children were rushed to hospital following a suspected chlorine leak at a
 swimming pool today. Police, ambulance and fire crews rushed to Winsford Lifestyle Centre in Cheshire at
 about 2pm. It followed reports that a number of children had become ill after
 an incident thought to have involved chlorine.
 A Cheshire police spokesman said 10 children and one adult were taken to
 Leighton Hospital in Crewe for 'further assessment of non-serious injuries'
after initial checks on each person.
 "No surrounding buildings have been affected and emergency services are
 currently working with Cheshire West and Chester Council," the spokesman added.
 "The headteacher at the school has made parents aware of the situation and
 arrangements are being made for the welfare and transport of the children."

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