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Canterbury student taken to hospital after chemical spill at University of Kent campus

A student has been taken to hospital after a chemical spill in a university science lab.

Three fire engines, an ambulance and a "technical rescue team" were scrambled to Park Wood Road, on the University of Kent's Canterbury campus, following the incident yesterday afternoon.

A number of emergency vehicles were at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus
A number of emergency vehicles were at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus

The University of Kent has since confirmed a student was taken to hospital after a bottle containing an undisclosed chemical was broken.

Spokesman Gary Hughes said: "We can confirm that following a chemical spill from a broken bottle in a science laboratory, emergency services attended and a student was taken to hospital as a precaution."

The student was taken to the QEQM hospital in Margate, with injuries that are not thought to be serious.

The ambulance service's hazardous area response team also briefly attended the scene, but was stood down on arrival.

The spill is thought to have taken place at the School of Physical Sciences' Ingram Building.

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