Homes in central London have been evacuated after the ruptured main (Picture: UKNIP)
More than 1,000 people have been evacuated from central London after a gas main ruptured.
The London Fire Brigade was called to the City of London during rush hour after a 24-inch main ruptured.
At least 1,300 people have been evacuated from the area, and it is unclear when they will be able to return.
People were seen wrapped in blankets after being evacuated into the cold (Picture: UKNIP)
Around 1,300 people have been evacuated (Picture: LFB)
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The London Fire Brigade Tweeted: ‘Around 1,300 people have been evacuated due to the 24-inch gas main that has ruptured on Seething Lane junction of Crutched Friars.
‘Fenchurch Street station is not affected. Please avoid the area if possible.’
Their earlier tweet read: ‘Firefighters are attending a ruptured gas main on Seething Lane at the junction of Crutched Fryers Lane in the City of London.
‘Around 150 people have been evacuated from commercial premises and offices. Please avoid the area if possible.’
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