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    Tour & Taxis area briefly evacuated after a gas leak

    Staff have since been allowed to return to offices. Credit: Google maps

    Workers from around Tour & Taxis have been allowed to return to offices after a gas leak at a construction site saw them evacuated on Tuesday morning.

    Rue de l’Entrepôt and Avenue du Port were closed to traffic and several buildings located in the area were evacuated, including the administrative centre of the Flemish Community.

    Brussels fire service and Sibelga – manager of the gas and electricity networks – have now assessed the situation, according to information from RTLInfo, confirmed by the police at the Belga Agency.

    “All the people who were evacuated on Tuesday morning in the vicinity of Tour & Taxis in Brussels were able to return to their buildings,” said Olivier Slosse, spokesman for the Brussels-Capitale/Ixelles police zone. “The danger of a gas leak on a construction site at rue de l’Entrepôt has now been eliminated,” he added.

    The leak has not yet been repaired, but there is no longer any risk of explosion.

    Jules Johnston
    The Brussels Times