A major incident has been declared at the London Aquatics Centre.
London Ambulance Service said it is responding to a “major incident” at the Olympic Park.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “Please avoid the area which has been cordoned off and evacuated.”
The centre was famously used for the London Olympic Games in 2012.
Update Aquatic Centre in #Stratford. Due to a chemical reaction a high quantity of chlorine gas was released inside the centre. While we ventilate the premises we would ask those residents in the immediate vicinity to close their doors and windows https://t.co/Jx8kHmRReO pic.twitter.com/YBuNiaAGmZ
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) March 23, 2022
Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade are also at the scene. Multiple emergency services vehicles have been seen rushing to the venue.
London Ambulance Service said: “London Ambulance Service is responding to a major incident @AquaticsCentre in Stratford alongside colleagues from @LondonFire and @metpoliceuk. We have dispatched multiple resources to the scene and are treating a number of patients. More updates to follow,”
There has been an incident @AquaticsCentre this morning involving the release of a gas. The area has been cordoned off and evacuated. We're working with emergency services on site. There are a number of casualties with breathing difficulties being treated by @Ldn_Ambulance.
— Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (@noordinarypark) March 23, 2022