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UPDATE: Mystery still surrounds chemical leak at farm near Maidstone

Thursday 7th November 2019

MYSTERY still surrounds how dozens of farm workers fell ill with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services scrambled to Rumwood Green Farm after reports of people (many of them believed to be foreign labourers) falling ill.

Today as police blocked the entrance to the fruit farm, a spokesman told Daily Downs Mail that none of the four who were taken to Maidstone Hospital were badly injured.

He added: “The whole place is on lockdown. Nothing can come in or out. The truth of the matter is we don’t know what caused it yet, but everyone is fine and safe.”