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Two inmates are fighting for life with at least 15 more ill in a mass poisoning incident at a UK prison.

Emergency services have been called to the scene at HMP Lewes after the alarm was raised at around midday. Home to some 692 inmates, the prison was put into lockdown as two people were rushed to hospital in a “life-threatening condition”.

A spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance Service said: “We can confirm we are attending an incident at HMP Lewes reported to us at approximately midday today, March 28.”

A green contamination tent was erected outside Eastbourne hospital where the inmates were taken for treatment. A sign outside read that the hospital was closed due to a “major incident”.

Express.co.uk has contacted the emergency services and His Majesty’s Prison Service for comment.

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