Eleven people taken to hospital after Banham Poultry chemical spill

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Eleven people have been taken to hospital with “breathing difficulties” after a chemical spill at Banham Poultry.

Ambulance crews were called to the poultry factory on Station Road in Attleborough at around 9.30am on Wednesday, August 4, following reports that a number of people were struggling to breathe.

A number of ambulances, ambulance officer vehicles and a hazardous area response team were in attendance.

Fourteen patients were treated at the scene and eleven of those were sent to hospital for further assessment.

A spokesman from the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called to Station Road in Attleborough shortly after 9.30am today following reports that people at a business premises were experiencing breathing difficulties.

“We sent various resources, including ambulances, ambulance officer vehicles and the hazardous area response team. Crews treated 14 patients at the scene and transferred 11 to hospital for further assessment and care.”

By Emily Thomson / Eastern Daily Press

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