British Beach Evacuated After 'Chlorine Cloud' Burns People’s Eyes

World | August 28, 2017, Monday // 15:26| Views: | Comments: 0
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria: British Beach Evacuated After 'Chlorine Cloud' Burns People’s Eyes pixabay.com

Up to 50 people have been left with burning eyes and breathing difficulties after a bizarre “chlorine mist” spread across a beach at Beachy Head on England’s south coast, RT reported.

Emergency services evacuated the popular Birling Gap sun spot in East Sussex after dozens of people complained of sore throats and stinging eyes after the mysterious “mist” appeared on the beach. 

Numerous witnesses at the scene reported a strong smell of chlorine in the air, but Sussex Police said the source of the “unknown haze” is not yet known.

The haze was first reported just before 5pm Sunday. The coastguard, police and fire and rescue crews are all present at the beach. Emergency services are treating people and clearing the area.

“This seems to have been caused by an unknown haze coming in from the sea, but the source has not yet been established,” the police said in a statement.

“People living along the coast in the area have been advised to keep doors and windows shut and to move away from the Birling Gap area in particular,” the police added.

World » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: England, british, beach, chlorine, eyes
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Advertisement
Advertisement
Please, log in to post a comment.
» To the forumComments (0)
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria