Mysterious Frankfurt airport gas origins unknown

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16 December 2004 , FRANKFURT - Airport officials admitted on Thursday they were baffled about a mysterious gas released the previous evening near a Lufthansa check-in counter in Frankfurt, since the smell had dissipated by the time emergency crews reached the scene. An airport spokesman said the 61 staff who were taken to hospital coughing and with runny eyes in the incident at 8 pm on Wednesday had been later discharged and some had returned to work. No passengers were affected, but flights were delayed b

16 December 2004 

FRANKFURT - Airport officials admitted on Thursday they were baffled about a mysterious gas released the previous evening near a Lufthansa check-in counter in Frankfurt, since the smell had dissipated by the time emergency crews reached the scene.

An airport spokesman said the 61 staff who were taken to hospital coughing and with runny eyes in the incident at 8 pm on Wednesday had been later discharged and some had returned to work. No passengers were affected, but flights were delayed by the emergency.

"We have checked every possibility but could not find any source," said spokesman Wolfgang Schwalm. It was not even clear if the gas had come from the floor, ceiling or horizontally. Detection equipment found nothing and the terminal was re-opened an hour later.

DPA

Subject: German news

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