500 Evacuated following Chemical Leak in Stockholm, Sweden
Posted by feww on May 12, 2016
People hospitalized after experiencing “symptoms of gas poisoning”
Hundreds of people were evacuated and several have been hospitalized after experiencing symptoms of gas poisoning due to a chemical leak at a laboratory in Stockholm, Sweden, and there is a risk of an explosion, local media quoted police as saying.
“There has been a discharge of gas in this room. It is probably the chemical toluene. In concentrated form it constitutes a fire and explosion hazard,” police spokesperson told the the Aftonbladet newspaper.
“The Karolinska Institute is one of the largest and most prestigious medical universities in the world. The institute lies within the Stockholm urban area,” said a report.
“The Royal Institute of Technology and several private companies were also affected.” Read more…