Four taken unwell at London Bridge station - gas leak rumours dismissed

Four people have been taken unwell at London Bridge station, after reports of a gas leak.

Emergency services have swept the station and found no evidence of a gas leak.

Officials told that the people were situated at various parts of the station and it was a “coincidence” that they fell ill at the same time.

Emergency services have been in attendance. Tooley Street was closed this morning Westbound approaching London Bridge Station, but now road closures have been lifted.

A London Ambulance spokesman told that:

“We were called at 8.39am today to reports of a patient taken unwell at London Bridge station.

“We sent two ambulance crews, a single responder in a car, our hazardous area response team and a duty manager. Our staff have assessed four patients at the scene who were taken unwell. Three of the patients have been taken to hospital.”

A London Fire brigade spokesman said:

“Firefighters worked with the police to carry out a sweep of the scene and quickly established that the area was safe. It’s not thought the unwell people were linked in any way, it’s likely it was just a coincidence.”

“The Brigade was called at 0941 and handed the incident over to British Transport police at 1024. There were a number of Brigade vehicles at the scene, including nine fire engines and two fire rescue units.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman told

“Police are in attendance at London Bridge station after four people were taken unwell at the location. At this stage there is nothing to link the four people being taken unwell.

“London Ambulance Service are in attendance. London Fire Brigade are also in attendance as a precaution.”

A British Transport Police spokesman told that people had been taken unwell and suggested that the fact that the individuals were taken ill at the same time was unrelated.

“Emergency services were called to London Bridge rail station on Tuesday, 29 January following a report of passengers feeling unwell.

“As a precaution police and London Fire Brigade quickly conducted an initial sweep of the station before giving the all clear. The incidents appear to be unconnected and the passengers who reported feeling unwell were tended to by London Ambulance Service medics. The station will re-open shortly.”

Read our interview with John O’Sullivan, whose wife Lisa was taken ill on the morning, at: “London Bridge incident: “It wasn’t a fluke, something stinks!” says husband of victim”


Readers' comments (1)

  • My wife Lisa was one of the 5 people who fell ill at london bridge station, she fainted and had a fit on platform 3 around 8.10. Although the station staff were brilliant in helping my wife, i find it extrordinary that 5 people fell ill at the same time, which one of the people actually died and after receiving treatment was ressusated and forwarded to hospital immediately. I do hope this person is now ok?? My wife was discharged at 13.10 and is now at home resting, whilst under constant watch. It would be nice to find out what really happened today, as i feel we have not heard the last of todays incident, if anybody has any views it would be nice to hear from you guys. But please no time wasters. tks very much.

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