Supermarket gas leak prompts evacuations in Southampton
Tuesday 17 September 2013
One person was taken to hospital and 61 others were treated by paramedics when gas from a leaking refrigerator forced the evacuation of two supermarkets.
The alarm was raised when people in the Sainsbury’s store near Southampton began feeling ill. It and a neighbouring Marks and Spencer store were evacuated and an exclusion zone was set up. Firefighters traced the leak to a refrigerator.
“There’s no risk to the public and there’s no health warning,” said a Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman.
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