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Hundreds of school students from Queanbeyan East Public School in Canberra are evacuated

Hundreds of school students are evacuated due to a gas leak

  • Around 300 children and staff were moved from the grounds of a school
  • Queanbeyan East Public School is an 18 minute drive away from Canberra’s CBD

Hundreds of primary school students have been evacuated because of a gas leak at a college near Canberra.

Around 300 children and staff were moved from the grounds of Queanbeyan East Public School while the gas leak is investigated by NSW firefighters.

The school is an 18 minute drive from Canberra’s CBD. 

Around 300 children and staff were moved from the grounds of Queanbeyan East Public School due to a gas leak

It’s not known what the source of the gas leak is. 

Fire and Rescue NSW said on Twitter firefighters were currently investigating a gas leak at a school on Yass road. 

‘Around 300 children and staff have been evacuated while crews investigate the source’, the tweet read.  

Assistant Principal of Queanbeyan East told Daily Mail Australia that everyone at the school was ‘safe and well’. 

More to come. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk