Chlorine gas accident at German pool leaves 40 injured

Chlorine gas accident at German pool leaves 40 injured

A release of chlorine gas left 40 people injured at a clinic swimming pool in Germany’s south-western state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

A police statement said on Tuesday morning that one person sustained moderate injuries while 39 others had lesser injuries at the Sankt Rochus clinic.

The incident apparently arose from a maintenance error. Police said they cleared the area along with firefighting services.

Chlorine is used in swimming pools as a disinfecting agent but is toxic to the respiratory system.

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