About 40 people being treated after "chemical leak" in east England
About 40 people are being treated by medical personnel after a reported chemical leak at a holiday park swimming pool in east England, local police said Sunday, Xinhua reported.
Around 40 people have been taken to hospital to be treated for difficulties with breathing, the Norfolk Constabulary said.
Officers were called by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service at around 14:35 local time (1335 GMT) on Sunday to reports of a chemical leak in the swimming pool at the Wild Duck Holiday Park in Belton near Great Yarmouth in east England's Norfolk county.
The immediate area was evacuated and a 20-meter cordon put in place.
Later in the afternoon, police confirmed that the swimming pool has been declared safe following the incident.
The affected people have been taken to either the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital or Ipswich Hospital. None of the injuries are thought to be serious.
Superintendent Roger Wiltshire said the incident was quickly contained and the site has now been declared safe by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.
"The casualties have now been transferred to hospital to be treated and there is no further risk to those staying on the site or to anyone living locally," he said.