Upper Hutt pool chemical spill: Ten people rushed to hospital

Ten people have been taken to hospital following a chemical spill at an Upper Hutt pool.

Police were called to H20 Xtreme Aquatic Centre at 2pm, after reports of a chlorine spill.

Ten people have been taken to Hutt Hospital with moderate injuries, and five people have minor injuries.

Management of the H20XtreamAuquaticCentre posted on their Facebook page shortly after 2pm that the centre was “closed until further notice”

A member of the public responded to comments on the page that they had seen three ambulances, two police cars and five fire engines outside.

“My hubby just said there were heaps of fire trucks…and my mum had phoned me saying so many sirens…hope all is ok,” the person said.

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