Updated: Gas leak after tractor hits house

A tractor hit a house on the B2145 in Hunston. Photo by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150609-164622001
A tractor hit a house on the B2145 in Hunston. Photo by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150609-164622001

A tractor pulling a trailer carrying hundreds of boxes of sweetcorn, ploughed into a house and ruptured a gas main.

The incident happened on the B2145 in Hunston, near Chichester, just before 12.45pm this afternoon (Sunday, September 6).

A tractor hit a house on the B2145 in Hunston. Photo by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150609-164544001

A tractor hit a house on the B2145 in Hunston. Photo by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150609-164544001

The area was cordoned off and emergency services and gas engineers from SGN raced to the scene.

A spokesperson from SGN said: “We were called out to an address in Hunston, near Chichester today (Sunday) at 12.52pm following a reported gas escape as a result of third party damage to a service pipe.

“Our engineer arrived on site at 13.28pm and made the situation safe by isolating the gas supply.

“The road was closed by the emergency services.”

No one is believed to have been injured in the incident.

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