Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Gas leak interrupts stay for Hamburg hotel guests

Share this article

Gas leak interrupts stay for Hamburg hotel guests
Emergency services arrive to evacuate people after gas leak in Hamburg. Photo: DPA.
08:24 CEST+02:00
A gas leak at a chemical company forced more than 100 hotel guests and others living in the area in a Hamburg neighbourhood to be evacuated on Thursday night.

Hotel guests told broadcaster NTV that they could smell something strange and had eye irritations before emergency services arrived to evacuate the building.

More than 100 people total including dozens of hotel visitors were evacuated and many were treated for respiratory problems.

The gas was initially unknown. Residents have been advised to keep doors and windows closed.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master's degree from Sweden's Linköping University

Master's students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren't there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

Advertisement