Chemical incident at London City airport: now declared safe

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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. via @ReutersIndia


-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.”