CHEMICAL INCIDENT IN AUCKLAND CBD

Victoria Hawkins |

MEDIA UPDATE 25 August 2015

 

CHEMICAL INCIDENT IN AUCKLAND CBD

 

St John confirms that three ambulances responded to a suspected chemical incident at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in the Auckland CBD this morning.

St John was alerted to the incident at 11.01am and has an additional three manager vehicles on scene. 

A 58 year-old male patient underwent decontamination by the New Zealand Fire Service but was deceased at scene.

Ambulance officers have assessed a further ten patients at the scene who do not need to be transported to hospital.

Motorists are advised to avoid lower Hobson Street and environs while people are evacuated from the Hotel and scene.

 

-ENDS-

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

 

Victoria Hawkins

St John Media & Public Relations Manager

T 09 526 0528 I X 7877 I F 09 526 0553 | M 021 605 342

E victoria.hawkins@stjohn.org.nz

 

Robbie Walker

St John Senior Communications Advisor National & Northern Region

T 09 579 1015 I X 8746 I F 09 526 0553 | M 027 2909764

E robbie.walker@stjohn.org.nz

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