Seven people taken to hospital after gas leak in Saughton Park

Seven people were taken to hospital after a gas leak at Saughton Park in Edinburgh.

The Scottish Ambulance Service and Fire and Rescue confirmed that seven people were taken to hospital as a precaution.

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A spokesperson for Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call today to attend an incident at Saughton Park in Edinburgh. We dispatched our special operations team, one ambulance, a Patient Transport Service resource, and a manager to the scene. We transported seven patients to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.”

the scene at Saughton Park. PIC: Fiona Pringle
the scene at Saughton Park. PIC: Fiona Pringle

A spokesman for Scottish Fire and Rescue added: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 12.23pm on Friday, April 12 to reports of a suspected gas leak at a public garden in Saughton Park, Edinburgh.

“Operations Control mobilised one fire engine to the scene.

“Seven people have been taken to hospital as a precaution by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“Crews left the scene after ensuring the area was safe.”