Sharjah gas leak sparks panic

SHARJAH — A gas leak in the Al Manja area in Sharjah sparked panic among residents on Tuesday.

By Sebugwaawo Ismail

Published: Thu 19 Jul 2007, 8:49 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:13 AM

The incident occurred around 5pm when a worker from Sharjah Municipality’s Parking Control Section accidentally damaged a gas pipeline while trying to dig a hole in the ground for installation of a parking signboard.

However, Sharjah Police officers and Civil Defence officials rushed to the spot and put the situation under control by spraying oxygenated water in the area and repairing the damaged pipeline.

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