Gas line break prompts evacuation at Princeton

Dec. 2, 2013 at 5:57 PM   |   0 comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A gas line rupture at Princeton University prompted the evacuation of 11 buildings Monday morning on the New Jersey campus, school officials said.

Just before 10 a.m. a backhoe struck a gas line while doing construction work outside the school's McCosh Health Center, said Martin Mbugua, Princeton's director of media relations.

About 500 people were removed from the area while emergency and utility crews worked to patch the broken line, The Trentonian of Trenton, N.J., said.

No injuries were reported.

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