Two In Critical Condition After Phenol Leak

Two dozen are being treated after a hazardous chemical spill this morning at a chemical factory in the north of the country.

Chemotex factory | Photo courtesy of Chemotex

Out of the two dozen injured, two are seriously hurt according to the emergency services.

One person was airlifted to a hospital in Usti nad Labem, capital of the region.

The leak occurred during a chemical truck unloading at a Chemotex chemical plant in Decin, a town of approximately 50,000 in the north of the Czech Republic.

The spill was contained with no amount of chemicals getting into the ground or drainage.

Officials said the public was never at risk.

A police investigation is underway.