Patients Treated for Chemical Release at Hospital Emergency Room


Emergency crews are responding to a New Hampshire hospital for a report of a chemical release that is affecting multiple people.

Exeter Hospital where at least 20 patients were injured following a "chemical release".

JASON SCHREIBER/UNION LEADER CORRESPONDENTMultiple ambulances responded to Exeter Hospital Friday during a 'mass casualty incident'.

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Five staffers in the operating room initially complained of feeling dizzy, and the current number of patients is unknown, according to the hospital.

The emergency room and operating rooms at Exeter Hospital were evacuated and closed. The emergency room and operating room are now closed but the rest of the hospital is still open.

Video from the scene shows patients from the hospital's emergency room being relocated outside. More details will be posted as they become available.