More than 60 people underwent a decontamination procedure after a chemical leak occurred at the Hurricane Harbor Splashtown water park in the US state of Texas, abc13 reports.
вЂњWhat started out as a fun family day turned into a real nightmare for many families,вЂќ Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said during a press conference.
According to her, the incident occurred near the children's pool. First, one of the rescuers was poisoned, and then even more people got sick. Hidalgo said that after swimming in the pool, the children had breathing problems.
The Office of the Harris County Fire Marshal clarified that currently, the affected people have minor problems with skin irritation and breathing. It is assumed that the chemicals are a solution of hypochlorite and 35% sulfuric acid.
Earlier, NBC temporarily suspended the filming of the TV show about water parks and pools Ultimate Slip ' N Slide due to an outbreak of the so-called вЂњexplosive diarrheaвЂќ. The cause of the disease was spoiled water in reservoirs, in which actors and extras are immersed.