Wigan factory evacuation: Everything we know so far

Hundreds of workers were evacuated from a Wigan food factory last night after an ammonia leak.

Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 8:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 10:23 am
Engineers on site this morning

Here's what we know so far about the incident:

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Engineers on site this morning

Staff were treated at the scene for the effects of the ammonia, and 10 people were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Firefighters isolated the leak and the air quality was tested by monitoring systems. Experts were quick to reassure those living and working in the area that there were no causes for heath concerns.

Engineers are now investigating how the gas leak occurred.

Bakkavor Meals have been contacted for more details.

The site being assessed this morning
The site being assessed this morning