Chemical spill causes evacuation of two schools and 69 Hong Kong pupils to need hospital treatment
According to the South China Morning Post:
Two schools were evacuated and 70 people were taken to hospital after gas from a barge anchored in the Yau Ma Tei typhoon shelter leaked into two schools yesterday.
Students from the neighbouring David Li Kwok Po College secondary school and Yaumati Catholic Primary School, on Hoi Wang Road, noticed an unusual odour and complained of feeling unwell at around 12.30pm.
A teacher and 69 pupils were taken to three public hospitals – Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kwong Wah Hospital and Caritas Medical Centre – after inhaling tetrahydrothiophene, according to the Fire Services Department.
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