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Bus station evacuated after unknown chemical leak

Updated: 4:54 pm, May 07, 2015

A BUS passenger was taken to hospital following a chemical incident at Pool Meadow bus station on Thursday.

The 60-year-old man was one of four people who suffered from sore throats, runny eyes and sickness after visiting the toilets inside the station on Fairfax Street.

Ambulance crews treated all four patients for a minor reaction to the substance at the scene and the station was evacuated as a precaution for several hours.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We treated four patients at the scene for a minor reaction to being in the presence of an unknown substance.

“Three of the four patients were discharged at the scene by ambulance crews and do not require further treatment.

“The station was evacuated as a precaution until the nature of the substance can be discovered and dealt with appropriately by the emergency services.”

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