Author: Editor - Top Stories

Birling Gap beach: 100 treated after chemical ‘mist’

Birling Gap beach: 100 treated after chemical ‘mist’ 28 August 2017 From the section Sussex More than 100 people have been treated in hospital after a suspected chemical leak along the East Sussex coast. Birling Gap beach was evacuated on Sunday after people reported breathing difficulties, stinging eyes and vomiting when a “mist” appeared. Eastbourne District General Hospital says it has treated 133 people. Investigations were under way into the cause of the “chemical haze”, which was currently unknown, Sussex Police said. The force said it believed it came in from the sea – previous incidents have involved something...

Read More