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Silverburn shopping centre evacuated after fumes alert

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Hundreds of people have been evacuated from Silverburn
Silverburn shopping centre near Glasgow has been evacuated after a number of people were reported feeling unwell.Police Scotland said the alarm was raised at the complex about 12:40 on Wednesday.It is understood the problem, at the Tesco end of the centre, may have been caused by paint fumes which were circulated through an air vent.A number of people are being treated by paramedics at the scene for breathing difficulties as a precaution.One woman who was in the centre earlier tweeted: "In silverburn over an hour ago myself and lots of others went into fits of spontaneous coughing, reported this to a silverburn staff member. Do you have any explanation @shopsilverburn
The centre did not reply to the post but later used its own Twitter account to provide an update on the situation.It said: "We've temporarily evacuated Silverburn as a precautionary measure and the emergency services are in attendance. The safety of our customers and staff is always our number one priority. We will keep you updated on the situation."
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We've temporarily evacuated Silverburn as a precautionary measure and the emergency services are in attendance. The safety of our customers and staff is always our number one priority. We will keep you updated on the situation.— Silverburn (@shopsilverburn) August 22, 2018
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