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120 people evacuated in Malvern Road, West Kilburn gas leak UK News

A 24-inch gas main ruptured at Malvern Road, West Kilburn, meaning 50 properties were evacuated on Thursday (January 4) from 4.50pm.

Later in the evening, Brent Council set up a rest centre for families unable to return to their homes at the  Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Stafford Road, NW6 5RS.

A 25-metre cordon was put in place, but despite warnings to stay away from the area and keep windows and doors closed, no injuries were reported.

While people were being cleared, London Fire Brigade crews also discovered a burst water main near the area, which caused a sink hole around four metres in diameter and four metres deep.

The incident was declared over at 4.18am this morning (January 5).

Station Commander Tom Sharp, who was at the scene, said: “Crews worked closely with emergency services to carry out evacuations of the local area.

“There was a strong smell of gas and we encouraged people to keep their windows and doors closed. ”

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This notice was published: 2024-01-05 07:11:44

By Times Series

Times Series, The News from the London borough of Barnet, and Borehamwood & Elstree.

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