Airport evacuated in 'chemical' scare
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London City Airport evacuated in 'chemical' scare

A suspected chemical incident forced the evacuation of London City Airport, with people needing treatment for breathing difficulties.

About 500 people were taken from the east London airport at 16:00 BST after some passengers felt unwell, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said.

Ambulance staff treated 26 patients at the scene, taking two to hospital.

The airport was declared "safe" at about 19:00. LFB said "no elevated chemical readings were found".

London City Airport said said it has now reopened, but passengers have been warned to expect disruption as flights will be staggered.

  • 21 Oct 2016