57 people suffer breathing difficulties after ‘chemical leak’ in Kent

A suspected chemical leak has left 57 people suffering from breathing difficulties in Kent.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to an incident in Sutton Road, Langley, at around 2.20pm.

No patients are in a serious condition, according to the South East Coast Ambulance Service, who also responded to the incident.

Five fire engines, hazardous material officers and a specialist chemical unit are in attendance.

More than 40 firefighters are at the scene. Emergency services say the suspected chemical leak is “contained to the site”.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus, alongside hazardous material officers, are working to establish what the chemical is.

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