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Some gas leak residents will spend night at hotels

Around 50 residents of a block of flats that was evacuated due to a gas leak are still waiting to return home, more than 20 hours later. Around 100 people were taken to a local community centre at 2am. Firefighters have now fixed the leak, and a third of those have been allowed home. But others are still waiting for gas levels to reduce to safe levels. Elderly and vulnerable residents are being taken to hotels by Hackney Council, or are staying with relatives. Others are being given blankets at the community centre, but it's hoped more will be able to return later tonight.