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Parliament House evacuated over hazardous materials scare

  • Parliament House in Darwin has been evacuated after smell of chlorine detected
  • Northern Territory police said eye discomfort suffered by people in the area
  • Territory’s parliamentary in the city was evacuated as a ‘precautionary measure’ 

Parliament House in Darwin has been evacuated over fears of a hazardous contamination.

The Northern Territory Police Fire and Emergency Services said people in the building were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Parliament House (pictured) in Darwin has been evacuated over fears of a hazardous contamination

‘Initial information indicates there was a strong smell of chlorine coming from an unknown location,’ it said in a media alert at 2.40pm local time.

Several people had experienced eye discomfort however no injuries had yet been reported. 

WorkSafe NT was notified. 

The Northern Territory Police Fire and Emergency Services said people in the building were evacuated as a precautionary measure

The Northern Territory Police Fire and Emergency Services said people in the building were evacuated as a precautionary measure

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