Some people presented different levels of intoxication. Firstly, it is suspected that the emergency situation is due to the accumulation of organic waste in sewage.
During the night on Wednesday, a chemical emergency forced to prevent evacuation of more than 400 people in the municipality granary The Higgins region, especially near the La Cadena Bridge.
According to Cooperativa, specialized personnel are investigating the presence of hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide in the environment.
Prior to this, staff at the Rancagua fire department decided to evacuate prevention to more than 400 people, mainly workers of the Tuniche Fruits seed and six families living in the neighborhood.
The aforementioned agents also indicate that intoxicated individuals were reported, with vomiting and headaches, rescued by SAMU staff.
Mayor Claudio Segovia stated that "the decision has been made to keep the workers in place, there are more than 400 people on the road (…) It is recommended not to use Route H-10 at least for the next two hours, because the source of the emanation does not have determined. "
At this time firefighters #Graneros and #Rancagua They work on road H-10 La Cadena bridge by calling dangerous material, it is the presence of hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide, nearby houses and seedlings evacuated pic.twitter.com/N37Zlraa8Y
– Emergency Sixth Region (@Bomba_LoMiranda) February 14, 2019
"Higgins Health Seremi, Rafael Borgoño, stated that" the main symptoms of the neighbors were irritation, headache and nausea, and at the time of 400 tunic workers being evacuated, there were five or six people They showed symptoms of stress and nervousness. also a person had a weak, but according to SAMU there is something more associated with the stressful situation ".
"Currently, the 400 evacuated workers are in a security zone waiting for the decision of firefighters to see if they go back to look for their belongings and go home or they can go home without looking for their belongings, not to Defined what will happen to the plant, "added health care.
Firefighters ask for the site to determine the cause of the emergency. It is probably suspected that it is due to the accumulation of organic waste in the sewage system.