Dozens of Groningen homes evacuated due to gas leak
A gas leak in a home on Ankemaheerd in Groningen has resulted in dozens of homes being evacuated. A part of the street has been closed down.
According to the fire department, a "sizable amount" of gas was measured in the home. About 40 homes have been evacuated as a precaution. Grid manager Enexis is working on closing the gas lines in the homes.
The evacuated residents are currently waiting outside while shelter is being arranged.
Amkemaheerd: inmiddels zo’n 40 woningen uit voorzorg ontruimd. Enexis is bezig om het gas in de woningen af te sluiten.
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According to Dagblad van het Noorden, a woman was present in the home where the gas leak originated. She has been taken to the hospital as a precaution. She is not seriously injured.
The apartment complex involved is a seniors complex with about 75 residents, according to the newspaper.