'Chemical Haze' At Birling Gap Leaves Beachgoers with Irritated Eyes

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 27, 2017
Published: August 27, 2017

Fire services were treating dozens of people in a suspected chemical incident around Birling Gap beach in East Sussex on Sunday evening, August 27. Beachgoers reported breathing difficulties and eye irritation after a haze settled over the area. East Sussex police warned nearby residents to stay indoors and keep windows shut. In a statement they said that the source of the gas had not yet been established. Footage by one woman tweeting about being affected by the haze shows her and two friends with visibly irritated eyes. Credit: Twitter/rebecca_2804 via Storyful

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