Locals return home after Mönchengladbach accident

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17 Aug, 2008 Updated Sun 17 Aug 2008 13:04 CEST
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Hundreds of people who were evacuated after more than 100 suffered breathing problems following an accident at paint factory in Mönchengladbach have returned home.


Police said 16 people were treated in hospital, but that none were in a life-threatening condition.

An all-clear was issued by authorities on Saturday evening.

A fire in the factory resulted in an uncontrolled release of carbon dioxide gas. “More and more people living right next to the factory are reporting feeling dizzy and sick,” a fire fighter told reporters.

A helicopter was used in the area to disperse the cloud of carbon dioxide, while police closed the motorway exits nearby and closed roads in a two kilometre range.

An investigation into the cause of the accident will start on Monday.




2008/08/17 13:04

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