Mystery deepens over Beachy Head toxic gas cloud
- Author: Rogelio Becker Aug 29, 2017,
Aug 29, 2017, 0:32
Up to 50 people have been left with burning eyes and breathing difficulties after a weird "chlorine mist" spread across a beach at Beachy Head on England's south coast, RT reported.
Residents and visitors to a beach at Birling Gap reported vomiting and irritation to their eyes and throat on Sunday afternoon, and long lines for treatment were seen at a local hospital.
Coastguard rescue teams from Birling Gap, Eastbourne, Bexhill and Newhaven rushed to help clear the busy beaches as visitors feared they were falling victim to a chlorine leak.
It happened Sunday on the Birling Gap Beach in East Sussex.
Emergency services warned the public to stay away from beaches and to keep doors and windows closed due to the unknown noxious substance.
Experts have examined evidence from yesterday's incident which left what is now understood to be an estimated 150 people having decontamination treatment at Eastbourne District Hospital.
Footage shared on social media shows people on the crowded beach packing up their things and rubbing their eyes as a hazy cloud appeared to drift in from the sea.
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First news of unknown gas clouds coming in from the sea was sustained at Birling Gap, between Eastbourne and Seaford, just before 5 pm.
It's a Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom today - so thousands of people are expected to flock to the beach once again.
An investigation has been launched to establish the source of the gas cloud.
There's a handsome castle, elegant-looking people, seems like they're planning to celebrate something, and...wait, what is it? Saying 'It is believed that it came in from the sea, but this has not been confirmed and work continues to locate the cause'.