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London Ambulance Service statement – major incident in Stratford on 23 March

“This morning we responded to a major incident at the London Aquatic Centre in Stratford, alongside colleagues from the London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police.

“We sent a significant number of resources including 13 ambulance crews, advanced paramedics, two medics in fast response cars, two incident response officers, a medical incident advisor and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART).

“We also dispatched medics from London’s Air Ambulance.

“Our crews took 29 patients to hospital and assessed a further 48 patients at the scene. The majority of patients were reporting minor breathing difficulties.

“Thank you to all our teams who responded today, both at the scene and in our control room, and to our firefighter and police colleagues.”

Darren Farmer, London Ambulance Service Gold Commander

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