Revealed: What the ‘unknown substance’ was that caused a bus to be evacuated in Barking
PUBLISHED: 15:52 12 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:13 12 October 2018
The ‘unknown substance’ found leaking on a bus in Barking town centre which resulted in passengers being evacuated and fire crews rushing to the scene has been revealed.
An innocent bottle of hand sanitiser was at the root of the incident which also saw a cordon placed near Asda supermarket on Wednesday afternoon.
Two fire engines and two rescue units attended the incident after a passenger mistook the sanitising liquid oozing on a bus seat as a more sinister liquid.
A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: “Firefighters were called at 2.43pm to reports of a noxious substance on a bus.
“We attended the scene and found no elevated readings.
“It was a hand sanitiser that had leaked on seating.”