Shoppers and retailers were evacuated from Stockland Gladstone because of a gas leak. Photo Tegan Annett / The Observer
Shoppers and retailers were evacuated from Stockland Gladstone because of a gas leak. Photo Tegan Annett / The Observer Tegan Annett

Suspected gas leak at Kin Kora shopping centre

Update: NORMAL trade has resumed after QFRS discovered the source of the gas leak which has now been rectified.

Stockland apologised to customers for any inconvenience and said the safety and wellbeing of the public and staff is paramount at the centre.
 

Update 10.30am: THE gas leak at Kin Kora Stockland has been confirmed and emergency services are still at the scene.

Woolworths store manager Robert Campbell said he and other retail owners received a text message at 8.50am regarding the evacuation.

Shortly after alarms were sounding and police were evacuating all shoppers and retails from the centre.

As of 9.30am police and Queensland Fire and Rescue Service were still searching for the source of the leak.

"Normally before 9am it's pretty quiet so the centre wasn't too busy at the time. But there has been quite a few cars drop in and leave again," Mr Campbell said.

He said the emergency services attended the incident very quickly.
 

9.30am: SHOPPERS and staff have been evacuated from the Kin Kora Stockland shopping centre, as emergency services respond to a suspected gas leak.

Police were called out to the centre at 8.30am today.

Fire trucks are also on the scene.



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