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Homes evacuated in Alcochete due to chemical spill

Twelve people were evacuated from their homes in Alcochete earlier this week after “a quantity of ammonia leaked from a container truck”. Despite the fact that the substance is toxic and highly corrosive, there were no injuries. The leak was detected at a roundabout, and the contents of the truck were transferred to another vehicle. The operation took around three hours, after which people were allowed back into their homes.