Several people are being treated for respiratory problems after a “hazardous substance incident” at a Sainsbury’s store in the West Midlands.
Ambulances were called to Longbridge Supermarket southwest of Birmingham just before 10 a.m. Friday when people began to have respiratory problems.
The store was evacuated, people were taken out of the area, and 7 people were treated for breathing difficulties.
The West Midlands Fire Department said about 150 people had been evacuated and two had been taken to hospital.
“Two fire trucks, one of our 4×4 Brigade response vehicles, responded to Northfield, Kings Norton fire stations, and a number of police and ambulance officers and colleagues,” the fire service said.
“The first staff was at the scene within three minutes after the mobilization.
The fire service added that a 50-meter chain was installed, and the other shops in the blockade were also evacuated.
The West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We are currently present at the incident in Sainsbury’s Longbridge Lane, Longbridge, after a call at 9:53 a.m.
“A number of ambulances և specialized resources are at the scene, treating seven patients who were feeling unwell with minor respiratory problems.
“Since then, one patient has been taken to hospital as a precaution. “The public is advised to stay away from the area until the ambulance service deals with the incident.”
Longbridge Shopping said on Facebook: “Sainsbury’s is currently closed due to a store issue, and we will release additional updates when we can.”
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