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London City offices evacuated after major gas leak

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Image caption Hundreds of City workers were forced to leave their offices after the leak, which took up to six hours to fix

Hundreds of City of London workers had to leave their offices following a major gas leak in London Wall.

People were advised by London Fire Brigade to avoid the area, with London Wall closed between Wood Street and Blomfield Street.

Engineers were called to reports of gas escaping at Salisbury House in Finsbury Circus shortly before 15:30 BST.

City of London Police later tweeted that London Wall had re-opened at about 21:15.

Roads had been cordoned off while contractors worked to fix the gas leak.

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Image caption Staff at a City wine bar took advantage of their unscheduled break
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Image caption Firefighters cordoned off a number of roads after the gas leak

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