City Bus Station Closed After Chemical Leak

Emergency services were called to the scene of a chemical leak in Coventry which led to the closure of the city’s main bus station.

The alarm was raised when a number of people were taken ill at around 2.50pm after entering the public toilets at the hub, on Fairfax Street.

Initial indications suggested cleaning fluid had caused the release of a noxious gas which has led to several people suffering from a sore throat and sore eyes.

A cordon was put in place while emergency services made area safe.

The bus station re-opened to traffic and passengers shortly before 6pm.

West Midlands Police incident manager, Chief Inspector Jack Hadley, said: “The area was cordoned off and the bus station closed whilst we worked with partners from the fire and ambulance services to treat those affected and make the area safe.

“We appreciate the inconvenience the closure will have caused some people but we hope everyone understands that public safety is paramount in these circumstances.”

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18 September 2014 | 6:29 pm – Source: orange.co.uk

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