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Canvey Island homes evacuated during gas leak

  • 5-17-2011

About 100 people had to leave their homes in Essex on Tuesday morning due to a leak in a gas main.

Fire crews were called to Canvey Island at 0620 BST where they evacuated the properties and set up a 100m (109 yd) exclusion zone around the leaking main.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service said the leak had been caused by a defective valve which had become stuck open allowing gas to escape.

Residents were allowed back home after the gas supply had been isolated.

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