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'Chemical incident' shuts down London City airport

London Fire Brigade said 500 members of the public and staff have been evacuated.

Image: Google/London City airport

HUNDREDS OF PASSENGERS and staff have been evacuated from London City airport this evening following a “chemical incident” that left some travellers feeling “unwell”, the fire service said.

“Three fire engines and a range of specialist appliances have been called to reports of a chemical incident at London City Airport this afternoon,” the London Fire Brigade said in a statement.

“Around 500 members of the public and staff have been evacuated and there are reports of a number of passengers feeling unwell,” it said.

London City Airport’s official Twitter account said it had been evacuated “due to fire alarm”.

London Heathrow Source: Twitter

No flights were allowed to take off or land.

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Several incoming flights from destinations such as Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris had been diverted to other airports.

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