Maintenance error closes municipal pool complex in Callosa de Segura (Alicante)

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A typical holiday swimming pool. Photo credit: Callosa town hall

TEN people were overcome by chemical fumes at Callosa’s municipal swimming pool on August 28.

The town hall immediately issued a statement explaining that the pool complex was closed as a precautionary measure after swimmers “inhaled gases.”

These originated in the zone where the pool machinery is housed and were caused by “a defect” during maintenance, the statement said.

According to regional government sources quoted in the Spanish media, the Generalitat’s Emergencies Coordination Centre sent two ambulances and medics to the scene to assist two children who were most affected by the fumes.

A maintenance worker was also taken to hospital, although the same sources said that his condition “was not serious.”

The town hall emphasised that no-one at the swimming pool had been badly affected by the minor incident, adding that there would be compensation those who had been obliged to leave the pool.

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Linda Hall

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