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Ipswich: Subway evacuated after chemical spill

PUBLISHED: 13:40 02 August 2014 | UPDATED: 14:00 02 August 2014

Subway was evacuated while firefighters checked a chemical spill.

Subway was evacuated while firefighters checked a chemical spill.

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One of the busiest takeaways in the heart of Ipswich was evacuated at lunchtime on Saturday after a suspected chemical leak.

A chemical was poured down a sink in the basement of the takeaway in Carr Street and fumes rose into the main shop on the ground floor.

Staff and customers were told to leave while emergency services attended.

There were no casualties. One member of staff complained of a sore throat and was examined by an ambulance paramedic but was given the all-clear.

Station Commander Chris Gibbs from Suffolk Fire Service said his team had checked what had happened and was waiting for a chemical expert assess the situation before handing the building back to its occupiers.

5 comments

  • What kind of chemicals would they have there that could be that hazardous?

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    Pop-pop

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

  • I'm Guessing it was Sauce from a Meatball Marinara!!!But on a Serious note,,Do they not have a "Use of chemicals" Training plan in place.If so then someone wasn't doing their job properly and H&S will revisit this i'm sure.

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    Shed Kev

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

  • Having worked there I only need one guess to know what happened. Planks!

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    Alex Burnell

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

  • APedant: Its nothing to laugh about! Act your age!

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    IpswichTownFC4Ever

    Saturday, August 2, 2014

  • HaHahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahhahahahahqhahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahah............sorry had to take a breath.... hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahha

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    APedant

    Saturday, August 2, 2014

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