Police, firefighters and ambulance staff are currently at the scene of John Lewis in Bluewater Shopping Centre which has been evacuated. It is believed the chemical spillage was from a fridge in the department store.
There are unconfirmed reports of injuries as a result of the leak.
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The 47-year-old man died shortly after 3pm on Tuesday.
Specialist explosive detection dogs searched through the town examining letter boxes and phone booths for signs of potential devices.
Temperatures reached 29.1C in St James's Park, central London.