More than 230 visitors to the popular British beach Bichi Head in Eastbourne turned to doctors complaining of pain in the eyes, vomiting, shortness of breath and choking in the throat. All of them visited a strange chemical cloud that covered the coast. Eyewitnesses report that they could smell chlorine.
Emergency services carried out the evacuation of tourists. All the victims were provided with medical assistance. Currently, the authorities do not recommend approaching the place of emergency. Local residents are ordered to keep windows and doors closed. There is an investigation of the incident, the police are trying to find out where the poisonous cloud came from.
It is known that a chemical cloud came to the beach from the sea. Then it began to spread to the east, towards Hastings.