British Museum Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation

By: Mary Smith
Staff Writer
Published: Aug 28, 2021

British museum gas leak sends thousands of visitors into the streets in London.

British museum gas leak prompts evacuation. A gas leak scare caused thousands of visitors to a British museum to evacuate. The visitors were herded out of the British museum after a gas leak was reported.

Gas leak incident was only a scare. Some of the visitors ran out of the sprawling London museum after some complained of mild eye irritation and sore throats. Many people were complaining of odd odors at the museum.

Museum spokeswoman Esme Wilson said the evacuation resulted from a "gas incident." She said no one was injured or hospitalized. Police said several people reported weird smells on the premises of the museum and the visitors were evacuated as a precaution.

More than 8,000 people visit the museum on a typical Saturday. The museum houses a collection of more than 7 million objects representing the history of human culture. It is one of the largest museum's in the world.