Caution: Chlorine Spill in Morant Bay St. Thomas

The St. Thomas Police have confirmed a chlorine leak in Morant Bay St. Thomas, resulting in scores of persons fainting and having to seek medical attention.

tapAccording to the police, the spill occurred on Church Street.

Parish Disaster Coordinator for St. Thomas Millicent Blake says the spill resulted from the explosion of a chlorine cylinder and has forced the shutdown of several businesses in Morant Bay.

Up to noon Jamaica time Miss Blake said arrangements were being made to close several schools and other facilities in proximity to the scene of the chlorine explosion.

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