A crowded UK coast was under assault from an odd natural phenomenon. While beachgoers were enjoying a lovely Sunday at the seaside, a strange cloud started coming their way. In a few minutes, the place fell into chaos as people began experiencing unpleasant sensations. Authorities suspected a toxic mist that some sorts of chemical leak created.
The Mysterious Toxic Mist Affected 150 Visitors across the UK Coast
Authorities announced that on Sunday a mysterious gas haze surrounded beaches across the East Sussex region. Unfortunately, the location is a local attraction, and it was crowded over the weekend. As a consequence, around 150 visitors needed immediate medical attention. Their symptoms included stinging eyes, breathing problems, sore throats, and vomiting.
The affected UK coast is 60 miles away from London. Authorities had to clear the region even by means of boats. The Eastbourne District General Hospital announced that it received around 130 victims of the mysterious toxic mist. On the other hand, Sussex Police assured the public that no injury was fatal.
Authorities Are Currently Investigating the Source of this Odd Phenomenon
Bob Jefferey at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution of the Eastbourne division claimed that the source of this phenomenon remained unknown. However, the chemicals in this haze smelt just like burnt plastic. On top of that, the cloud rested for the entire day within the same beach due to lack of wind. However, on Monday the phenomenon seemed to have vanished.
The Green party started an investigation on the phenomenon that urged the closure of public beaches along the UK coast. The mobilization efforts will have two parts. First of all, authorities intend to find out the origins of this mysterious cloud. So far, it is unlikely to have been of chlorine or coming from France. The second part will consist of measures to prevent any similar events from happening.
Emergency services evacuated the Birling Gap beach immediately. Furthermore, they urged locals to have all their windows and doors closed for the day. Although medical services had large queues of patients, none of the recorded injuries were major.
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