Baku, March 2, AZERTAC
About 30 people have been taken to hospital, some suffering respiratory problems, after a hazardous liquid leak at a BP service station near Geelong, according to Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
About 100 litres of liquid has leaked at the station on the Princes Highway at Avalon since it was detected about 1:00pm.
The leak came from a B-double truck carrying butyl acrylate, which is similar to paint thinner.
It is understood the leak came from a crack at the rear of the truck.
Ambulance Victoria said 30 people had been transported to Geelong Hospital as a result of coming into contact with the product's vapours, but were all in a stable condition.
Geelong Hospital said 35 people had been admitted following the incident, with the possibility that one of them would remain in hospital overnight for observation.