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    Police tape blocks the Strand near Charing Cross station after it was shut due to a gas leak, in London, Britain, January 23, 2018

    London Gas Scare: Firefighters Evacuate Around 1,450 From Hotel and Nightclub

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    London authorities evacuated nearly 1.5 thousand people from the nightclub and the hotel due to a gas leak in central Westminster British capital, according to the city fire department.

    Fire brigades, using detection equipment, recorded a high level of gas in the atmosphere. About 1,450 people were evacuated from a nearby nightclub and a hotel, the service said on its website.

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    Earlier, London police reported that in connection with a gas leak on Strand Street, authorities had evacuated some of the commercial organizations and hotels in the Westminster area "as a precaution."

    ​The fire service notes that the railway station Charing Cross was also closed as a precautionary measure.

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