MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A total of 24 of residents of the Lee district in South London were evacuated from their homes after a suspected gas leak, according to reports.
According to the Sun newspaper, five fire engines, paramedics and police are working at the scene. Seven people were treated at the scene, while two children were taken to the hospital.
Dozens evacuated from homes after suspected gas leak leaves neighbours vomiting in South London https://t.co/A5GEkCQYHv— Russell K. Terry (@russterry) 17 сентября 2017 г.
A feared chemical leak in south London that left residents with nausea and vomiting is believed to be a gas leak. pic.twitter.com/1q9QGxtg9X— Global's Newsroom (@GlobalsNewsroom) 17 сентября 2017 г.
The Alwold Crescent street is closed off after the incident.
London Fire Brigade has handed the investigation to the UK Gas Authority.
The London bombing is the third attack in the British capital thus far in 2017. In June, a trio of Daesh-associated Islamic extremists conducted a van-ramming attack on London bridge, killing eight before being shot dead by police.