Report: 28 in hospital as result of chemical spill

Hospital staff have said they are treating 28 people as a result of a chemical spill in the US state of New Jersey, according to a local media report.

The report in the South Jersey Times said that 11 people were taken to Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury for "decontamination and treatment".

A further 17 people made their own way to the hospital complaining of respiratory problems, it said.

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Chemical leak after train derails

A rail bridge has collapsed over a creek in the US state of New Jersey, causing a freight train to derail and to spill hazardous chemicals. 18 people are being treated for breathing difficulties.