6 children in serious condition after chemical spill at a Durham YMCA pool

DURHAM, N.C. -- County officials said 40 children and two adults were affected by a chemical spill in a YMCA pool in Durham.

Durham County Emergency Management, first responders and HAZMAT all responded to a call of a Hypochlorite spill inside an indoor pool at Downtown Durham YMCA, located in the 200 block of West Morgan Street.

Six children were hospitalized for serious conditions, officials say.

Hypochlorite is a chemical used for everyday maintenance of swimming pools. The YMCA closed the swimming pool Wednesday afternoon, officials say.

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