Chemical incident at London City airport: now declared safe

Key details:

21/10/2016 from Qatar

-Hundreds of passengers were evacuated and two were later taken to hospital with breathing difficulties after an apparent chemical incident at London City airport on Friday.

-London fire brigade said about 500 people had been evacuated from the airport’s terminal.

-London’s Metropolitan Police Officers had been called to the airport at around 1500 GMT to reports of several passengers having been taken unwell.

-All flights were suspended and several incoming planes from destinations such as Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Belfast City and Paris were diverted to other airports.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3860082/London-City-Airport-evacuated-fire-alarm-sounds-day-nearby-tube-closed-terror-alert.html

http://reut.rs/2eomWIy via @ReutersIndia

Update:

-London City Airport was declared safe, fire officials said.

-“Two complete sweeps of the airport building were carried out jointly by firefighters and police officers both wearing protective equipment,” the London Fire Brigade said in a statement. “No elevated readings were found and the building was ventilated, searched and declared safe.”

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/21/europe/london-city-airport-evacuated/