11 People Sick After Strong Odor Reported at North Miami Beach Home Depot

3 hospitalized after possible exposure to gas or chemical

Three people were hospitalized after nearly a dozen people became sick at a shopping center in North Miami Beach Friday night.

A strong odor was reported at the Home Depot at the Mall at 163rd Street, with people possibly exposed to a gas or chemical.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said 11 people were checked out, with three of those people taken to the hospital.

The building was cleared but people were later allowed back inside.

Officials said they don't know exactly what caused the incident.

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