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HUNDREDS of passengers were evacuated from Hamburg Airport after an “unknown toxin” spread through the air conditioning system.

Passengers complained about breathing problems and burning eyes after the suspected chemical leak, German news agency DPA reports.

Firefighters designated special areas outside the airport building where physicians were examining those injured by the unknown substance.

Passengers are thought to have been treated for coughing, breathing problems and burning eyes after the suspected chemical leak.

Those who were evacuated from the Hamburg Airport had to wait outside the terminals in sub-zero temperatures.

The alarm was raised after a “nasty odour” seeped through the airport.

Passengers and flight crew were sent to the car park in -4C temperatures until the situation was resolved.

All flights at Hamburg were halted for several hours after the unknown toxin scare

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