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Cape Town - Fourteen people were injured during a "chemical spill" at a shop off the Brighton Road in Kraaifontein in Cape Town on Sunday afternoon, Western Cape paramedics said.

"ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene to find the fire services and metro already treating the patients. Several people were found outside the shop while several more were found inside," ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said.

Paramedics assessed the patients and found that 14 were experiencing breathing difficulties. Fortunately, no serious injuries were found on the scene.

The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to various hospitals for further treatment. It was believed that an unknown chemical had spilt inside the shop. Local authorities were on the scene to investigate, Meiring said.

African News Agency/ANA