Evacuation after Gas Leak at College in Oxford

14 June 2012, 12:20

Three students have been taken to hospital as a precaution after gas leak at one of our college

Oxfordshire fire service have told Heart they were called to St John's in St Giles Street in Oxford just after 6 on Thursday 14th June 2012 to reports of a suspected gas leak from a domestic fridge.

Three people were taken to hospital as a precaution with 8 others told to get in touch if they start to feel unwell in the next 24 hours, but no-one's been seriously hurt.

The University of Oxford gave us the following statement on behalf of St John?s College: 

"Following a leak from a refrigerator in a student kitchen, emergency services were called to the College. Two students have been sent for medical observation as a precautionary measure.  The staircase in which the kitchen is located has been evacuated and emergency services have arranged for the safe removal of the leaking appliance. The College undertakes regular safety inspection of its domestic appliances, but is now undertaking further checks to see whether any other appliances are liable to similar leaks."

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