Six evacuated and one person sent to hospital following gas leak

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A 40-year-old man was taken to hospital and six evacuated from their homes last night following a gas leak.

Firefighters were called to a carbon monoxide alarm in the house in Wandsworth Road at 11.30pm.

A leaking boiler in the property set off the alarm.

The brigade found carbon monoxide in the building and called the gas board.

A 40-year-old man was taken to Whipps Cross Hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning and six people in the road were evacuated.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "We have had a few lately, but the alarm went off.

"It is a good advert for having a carbon monoxide alarm."

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