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Several injured in 'chemical leak' at meat-processing factory

Five people have been hospitalised after a chemical leak at a factory.

Emergency services are dealing with the fallout of the incident at a Wales meat-processing plant.

The leak occurred at the 2 Sisters Food Group factory on Industrial Estate Road in the town of Llangefni.

A spokesperson for the company confirmed an ammonia leak had occurred to North Wales Live.

They said: ‘Colleague safety is our number one priority, the factory was evacuated as per emergency protocols and the fire brigade and ambulance service quickly attended.

‘The fire brigade advised when the building was safe to re-enter and they have now left the site.

‘Five colleagues have been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. 

‘The factory is now operating as normal.’

Specially trained environmental protection officers were sent to the scene, according to the North Wales Chronicle.

The incident was first reported shortly before 10am this morning.

A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: ‘Nine casualties were treated at the scene and five have now been taken to hospital by colleagues from WAST (Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust) for further treatment.’

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