School evac­u­ated as strong smell of gas reported in Zeb­bug, At­tard and Qormi

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The At­tard gov­ern­ment pri­mary school was evac­u­ated yes­ter­day morn­ing af­ter sev­eral re­ports of a strong smell of gas in the At­tard and Zeb­bug ar­eas.

The po­lice and the Civil Pro­tec­tion Depart­ment con­firmed they had re­ceived sev­eral re­ports from Zeb­bug, At­tard and Qormi.

A spokesman for the CPD said all avail­able units had been dis­patched to the area and air read­ings were taken but all proved neg­a­tive for LPG gas.

The spokesper­son said the ‘gas’ cloud could have been dis­persed by the wind by that time.

He also con­firmed that the At­tard pri­mary school had been evac­u­ated as a pre­cau­tion but stu­dents re­turned to their class­rooms af­ter a short time.

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