People are being treated after ‘gas release’ in London’s Olympic Park

Paramedics are treating a number of people at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London after “gas spills”.

The London Ambulance Service and the London Fire and Rescue were both called to the Aquatics Center on Wednesday morning with injured people being treated for respiratory distress.

The area has been evacuated and cordoned off and people have been urged to stay away.

In a tweet, LAS said: “The London Ambulance Service is responding to a major incident @AquaticsCentre in Stratford along with colleagues from @LondonFire and @metpoliceuk.

“We have sent more resources to the site and are treating a number of patients.”

Olympic Park’s Twitter account added: “There has been an incident @AquaticsCentre this morning involving the release of a gas. The area has been cordoned off and evacuated.

“We work with on-site emergency services. There are a number of injured people with respiratory problems who are being treated by @Ldn_Ambulance.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan added: “I remain in close contact with our emergency services, which are dealing with a gas-related incident at the London Aquatics Center this morning.

“A number of people are being treated by the London Ambulance Service. Please avoid the area that has been cordoned off and evacuated.”

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