SEVERAL emergency services are attending a chemical spill at Cardiff University as students are evacuated from the Main Building.
It is believed that there are at least seven fire trucks on the scene, as well as three ambulances and a chemical incidents unit lorry.
Cardiff University students were evacuated from the building but left belongings inside, assuming it was a drill.
Many students have expressed concerns as they are unable to retrieve personal belongings such as house keys and laptops.
A small number of people are being checked by paramedics as a precaution, but there are currently no reported injuries.
A spokesperson for Cardiff University has said: “We are aware of a chemical spill in the University’s Main Building. This is a contained incident but the building has been evacuated and temporarily closed. Emergency services are currently on site. At this stage, there are no reported serious injuries or casualties reported.
“A small number of people are being checked by paramedics as a precautionary measure. Main Building will remain temporarily closed until we are confident there is no risk to health and safety. We will keep staff and students updated as more information becomes available.”
A South Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “At approximately 11:13am on Tuesday 9 May 2023, we received reports of an incident on Park Place, Cardiff. Multiple crews are currently in attendance, alongside emergency service colleagues. This incident is ongoing.”
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called to an incident at Cardiff University at 11:20am this morning. We have deployed a rapid response vehicle, two emergency ambulances and are being supported by the Hazardous Area Rescue Team. This incident is currently ongoing.”