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Worthing pier evacuated after 'hazardous material' leaves beachgoers vomiting

Worthing pier evacuated after 'hazardous material' leaves beachgoers vomiting”

A police spokesman said: 'The investigation is ongoing and we will release more information as soon as we are able to'.

Part of a British seaside town was cordoned off for several hours Sunday in what police have called a "hazardous material incident" after people reported experiencing vomiting and sore eyes.

Sussex Police said: "A small number of people reported symptoms including sore eyes and vomiting, two of whom were taken to hospital".

"People are advised to stay away from the seafront area", he said.

One woman told how her friend complained of sore eyes while they were sat on the beach.

A number of people on Twitter said they were evacuated from the seafront in the Sussex resort, including around the pier.

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Police are investigating the source of the chemical incident, but have reportedly cleared the pier and the surrounding area.

"How risky is this and what symptoms should we be aware of?"

Fire officials said that a cordon was set up along a 1.6-mile stretch of roadway as authorities responded to the scene.

A Worthing Fire Station tweet, just before 2pm, said: "Emergency services are now responding to a hazardous material incident in Worthing".

The chemical left sunbathers suffering from stinging eyes, vomiting and breathing difficulties.



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