Hamburg airport evacuated after toxin affects 60 passengers
German firefighters have evacuated hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport after 50 people were injured by an unknown toxin that likely spread through the airport’s air conditioning system.
The German news agency dpa reported that 50 people complained about breathing problems and burning eyes Sunday and firefighters started examining them to find out whether they had to be taken to the hospital.
Travellers wait outside Hamburg airport (Axel Heimken/dpa via AP)
Those who were evacuated from the airport had to wait outside the terminals in sub-zero temperatures.
All flights have been halted for several hours due to the evacuation, airport spokeswoman Karen Stein said.
“We have cancelled all flight at least until 2pm and most parts of the airport have been evacuated,” she said.