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Sydney hotel evacuated


Authorities in Australia will look at safety issues surrounding a chemical leak at a Sydney hotel yesterday which hospitalised eight people, TravelMole claims.

A further 24 needed medical assistance as part of the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park was evacuated.

A New South Wales ambulance service spokesperson said guests suffered 'eye irritation and breathing problems".

Someone was doing some kind of work on the pool and there was an apparent bad mixture of chemicals.

A worker reportedly mixed hydrochloric acid and chlorine in error during maintenance work, with vapour then seeping into the ventilation system.

Three floors of the hotel were then evacuated.
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