Thirty hospitalised after Melbourne airport gas leak

Monday, February 21, 2005

Thirty-nine people have received treatment and 30 taken to hospital after a suspected gas leak at Melbourne's Tullamarine airport.

Passengers and employees in the Virgin Blue terminal took ill early morning, reporting vomiting, nausea and difficulty breathing. Around 10 a.m. hundreds were evacuated from the terminal as a precaution.

At this stage the source of the leak has not been identified.