Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

Hundreds of schoolchildren are being evacuated due to a gas leak

  • About 300 children and staff were relocated from primary school
  • Crew from Queanbeyan Fire Station attended the school to investigate the leak
  • Firefighters have isolated the leak, with staff and children returning to class
  • Queanbeyan East Public School is an 18-minute drive from Canberra’s CBD


Hundreds of elementary school students have been evacuated due to a gas leak at a college near Canberra.

About 300 children and staff were moved from the grounds to Queanbeyan East Public School while the gas leak is being investigated by NSW firefighters.

The school is an 18-minute drive from Canberra’s CBD.

About 300 children and staff were moved from the grounds to Queanbeyan East Public School due to a gas leak

About 300 children and staff were moved from the grounds to Queanbeyan East Public School due to a gas leak

On Twitter Fire and Rescue NSW said firefighters are currently investigating a gas leak at a school on Yass Road.

A spokesman for NSW Fire and Rescue said a crew from Queanbeyan Fire Station attended the school and investigated the leak.

‘About 300 staff and students were evacuated as a security measure.

‘The gas was isolated by the mains and the school organized to have a plumber install the source of the leak and repair it.

‘All children and teachers were then returned to their classes.’

The assistant principal at Queanbeyan East told the Daily Mail Australia that everyone at the school was ‘safe’.

The source of the leak is still unknown.

A spokesman for NSW Fire and Rescue said the gas was isolated at the mains, where the school organized a plumber to identify the source of the leak.

A spokesman for NSW Fire and Rescue said the gas was isolated at the mains, where the school organized a plumber to identify the source of the leak.

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