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Gas Leak Brings Chaos To City Centre

Parts of a busy road in Coventry city centre were sealed off when a gas leak was caused by workers re-building the Lower Precinct.

Emergency workers were called into Corporation Street at 2.45pm yesterday after people in the area smelled gas.

An 18-inch main was rupture when workers accidentally drilled through it.

Hundreds of office workers were evacuated from nearby offices.

Sections of the street were closed as a safety precaution, and to give the Transco workers a chance to tackle the problem.

The restrictions remained in place until 9am this morning when the repair work was finally finished.
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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 29 Mar 01
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