Mitcham homes still without gas

Up to 200 homes in south London are still without gas after a burst water pipe damaged a mains pipe.

The supply was turned off after a water main burst in Phipps Bridge Estate, Mitcham, on 17 June causing flooding, which broke the gas pipe.

Southern Gas Networks said 2,500 properties had been reconnected after 200,000 litres of water were pumped out.

The firm said it was working to restore supplies.

A Southern Gas Networks statement said: "At the conclusion of this incident we will arrange to pay compensation at the rate agreed with industry regulator Ofgem which is £30 for each 24 hour period without gas after the first 24 hours."

The compensation amount will be paid automatically to customers, the firm said.

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