Hundreds evacuated at London City airport after reports of chemical incident | Reuters

LONDON Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from the terminal building at London City airport on Friday amid what the fire brigade called reports of a chemical incident."Terminal has been evacuated due to fire alarm. We are looking into the cause," the airport said on Twitter.London fire brigade said about 500 people had been evacuated from the airport's terminal.

"Three fire engines and a range of specialist appliances have been called to reports of a chemical incident at London City Airport this afternoon," it said in a statement.A spokeswoman for London's Metropolitan Police said officers had been called to the airport at around 1500 GMT to reports of several passengers having been taken unwell. "The cause is not known," she added.

The airport, a few miles east of the Canary Wharf financial district, mostly serves short-haul, European destinations.

(Reporting by Stephen Addison; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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Updated Date: Oct 21, 2016 23:01 PM

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