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Birling Gap beach: 100 treated after chemical 'mist'

More than 100 people have been treated in hospital after a suspected chemical leak along the East Sussex coast.

Birling Gap beach was evacuated on Sunday after people reported breathing difficulties, stinging eyes and vomiting when a "mist" appeared.

Eastbourne District General Hospital says it has treated 133 people.


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How awful. I hope the authorities do manage to identify the mist and where it came from, to make sure it doesn't happen again.

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