HOMES EVACUATED IN SANDOWN

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HOMES EVACUATED AFTER LPG EXPLOSION SCAREHomes have been evacuated in the Leed Street area of Sandown this morning after a car collided with a wall, causing a LPG gas leak from the vehicle.

Emergency services are on the scene and have set up a 200m cordon, evacuating properties in the area. An inner cordon has also been put in place.

Island Echo understand a female driver of a red 4×4 got out of the vehicle to check her parking, however forgot to apply the handbrake fully, causing the vehicle to roll back into a nearby wall and lamp post.

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HOMES EVACUATED AFTER LPG EXPLOSION SCAREFire crews are using a water sprinkler system to dowse the vehicle, letting the gas escape.

UPDATE @ 12:30 – Residents have been allowed to return to their properties and the vehicle has been safely moved from the scene.

No persons have been injured in the incident.

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