Chemical incident victims a teen rugby side - report

Scene of chemical incident
The scene of the incident. Photo credit: Newshub.

Ten people were treated at Tauranga Hospital on Saturday night after a suspected chemical contamination incident.

The 10, including nine teenagers and a man in his 40s, all came in complaining of eye irritation.

A Bay of Plenty DHB spokeswoman says emergency services were called around 6:30pm.

The fire service isolated the group in the emergency department at the hospital and gave them showers.

It was reported the teens were part of a rugby team and the older man, their coach.

At last reports they were in a stable condition.