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Airport Hamburg briefly evacuated after dozens of people sick were

Airport Hamburg briefly evacuated after dozens of people sick were

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The airport of the German city of Hamburg is Sunday afternoon an hour cleared been after dozens of people sick had become. There would be a poisonous substance detected in the air conditioning.

There may be a gas leak, report German media. The entire airport was evacuated, but by 14.00 hours gave the police the terminals.

Dozens of people had complained of watery eyes and breathing problems.

The authorities took no risk and ontruimden the entire complex. It was also by the fire brigade, a treatment center for victims set up. In total had 68 people because of the complaints will be handled.

Hundreds of passengers were, meanwhile, are waiting outside, but now inside again. Also the air traffic, which for some time interrupted, is resumed.

The police, during a press conference ruled out that it was going to be a terrorist attack.

Emergency services on-site at evacuation airport Hamburg

Strong smell

According to the emergency services was a “strong odor” observed in the space where passengers and baggage are checked. Probably it is an unknown substance in the climate control system. Research must show what the cause was of the disturbance.

Hamburg is the fifth largest airport of Germany. Annually, the airport handles 16 million passengers. The KLM operates flights from amsterdam airport Schiphol to Hamburg.

Airport Hamburg temporarily evacuated after possible gas leak

The airport of the German city of Hamburg is Sunday afternoon an hour cleared been after dozens of people sick had become.
© NU.nl/Marco The Stake

There would be a poisonous substance detected in the air conditioning.
© NU.nl/Marco The Stake

There may be a gas leak, report German media. The entire airport was evacuated, but by 14.00 hours gave the police the terminals.
© NU.nl/Marco The Stake

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