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40 people being treated after ‘chemical leak’ in swimming pool in UK

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London: About 40 people are being treated by medical personnel after a reported chemical leak at a holiday park swimming pool in east England, police said on Sunday.

Around 40 people have been taken to hospital to be treated for difficulties with breathing, the Norfolk Constabulary said, according to Xinhua.

Officers were called by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service at around 2.30 p.m. on Sunday to reports of a chemical leak in the swimming pool at the Wild Duck Holiday Park in Belton near Great Yarmouth in east England’s Norfolk county.

The immediate area was evacuated and a 20-metre cordon put in place.

Later in the afternoon, police confirmed that the swimming pool has been declared safe following the incident.

Superintendent Roger Wiltshire said that the incident was quickly contained and the site has now been declared safe by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

“The casualties have now been transferred to hospital to be treated and there is no further risk to those staying on the site or to anyone living locally,” he said. (IANS)

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About two dozen people were arrested on Monday after protesters blocked traffic.

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Environmental campaigners from the direct action group Rebellion demonstrate on Westminster Bridge in central London, Britain. VOA

Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital’s main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously.

A group called “Extinction Rebellion” encouraged sit-ins on the bridges Saturday as part of a coordinated week of action across the country.

Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital’s main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously.

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Metropolitan Police said emergency vehicles were hampered from getting across London because of the “blockade” of five bridges. The force said it had asked all protesters to congregate at Westminster Bridge where officers can facilitate lawful protest.

About two dozen people were arrested on Monday after protesters blocked traffic and glued themselves to gates outside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. (VOA)