Gas leak at shopping centre

Emergency services have said there is no further risk to the public after a gas leak from a refrigeration unit at a shopping centre in Southampton. 62 people had been seen by paramedics but only one person was taken to hospital as a precaution.

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Shopping centre in Hedge End evacuated after gas leak

A Hampshire shopping centre has been evacuated after a gas leak.

Sainsbury's and Marks and Spencer in Tollbar Way, Hedge End had to be evacuated as teams from the hazardous materials unit for the fire service tried to find the leak.

The alarm was raised after some shoppers and staff complained of not feeling well.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said they were not able to confirm what type of gas was involved.

They also added that all people were accounted for.

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