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One person dead, one in critical condition in Kamloops from ammonia leak

A police road block on Sarcee Street in Kamloops during an investigation of an ammonia leak at Artic Ice, May 26.
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One person is dead and several others injured after being exposed to an ammonia leak in Kamloops earlier today.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at 790 Sarcee Street East at 10:29 a.m. to leak at Arctic Ice. 

B.C. Emergency Health Services says one patient was transported to hospital in critical condition. Two patients were transported to hospital in stable condition. About six other patients in stable condition were assessed on scene. The fatality was confirmed by RCMP but it's unclear if that person was among those patients dealt with by paramedics.

“Sadly there has been a fatality,” said Kamloops RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn. “WorkSafeBC and the B.C. Coroners Service are conducting investigations and public safety is the focus right now. There will be further investigations into the case.”

Kamloops Fire Rescue Hazmat team responded and RCMP assisted with road closures, according to a tweet made by the City at 11 a.m.

READ MORE: Emergency crews dealing with ammonia leak in Kamloops

The City had asked the public to avoid the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tk’emlúps Rural RCMP at 250-314-1800 and reference file 2022-17544.

This article was updated at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022 to correct the name of the business involved.

— This article was update at 4:41 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022 to add more information from RCMP.

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