Alton Towers evacuated over ‘chemical leak' alert as guests report ‘unusual smell’ | The Sun

ALTON Towers has been evacuated over a "chemical alert" after guests reported an "unusual smell".

Guests were removed from the hotel around 12.45am today.

Emergency services rushed to the Staffordshire theme park after an incident was reported in the employee-only kitchen.

It is understood two people had to be assessed by ambulance crews.

A fire service spokesman said: "We were called to the Alton Towers Resort following reports of a suspected chemical-related incident within an employee-only kitchen area.

"Crews from Cheadle, Ipstones and Longton attended and carried out an assessment, with specialist equipment, which recorded no readings of any concern.

"Two people were assessed by West Midlands Ambulance Service and discharged at the scene.

"Guests were temporarily evacuated as a precautionary measure.

"Crews later confirmed it was safe for the public to re-enter and advice was given to staff." 

West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to reports of a possible chemical incident within an employee-only kitchen area.

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"Two patients were assessed by ambulance staff and received self-care advice before being discharged at the scene.”

An Alton Towers spokesman said: “Guests attending an event in our conference centre were temporarily evacuated to the Alton Towers Hotel whilst the emergency services investigated reports of an unusual smell in a staff kitchen area nearby.

"The all-clear was given shortly afterwards.”

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