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30 evacuated after thermometer breaks


Man in white: A Hazmat team member getting ready to clean up the mercury spill at the cardiology ward in Penang Hospital.

Man in white: A Hazmat team member getting ready to clean up the mercury spill at the cardiology ward in Penang Hospital.

GEORGE TOWN: Some 20 patients and 10 nurses were evacuated after a thermometer filled with mercury broke at the Penang Hospital’s cardiology ward.

Perak Road fire station operation commander Kamarul Ariffin Abd Ghani said they received a distress call from the hospital at 11.50am yesterday and a Hazmat (hazardous materials) team together with firemen were deployed to the scene.

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