Doha petrol station, area shops closed over possible gas leak

Qatar authorities have closed a popular petrol station and several surrounding shops near Immigration Roundabout today over safety concerns following a suspected natural gas leak.

Speaking to Doha News, several nearby shopkeepers said there was a smell of gas in the air this morning. The petrol pumps were closed around 9:30am, and shops were told to shut around 11am, one manager said.

Photos taken by those passing by show several Civil Defense police vehicles and a fire truck around the City Petrol Station, which is just off the Doha Expressway on Al Luqta Street on the way towards Education City and the Qatar National Convention Center.
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Source News: Doha News
Photo: Peter Kovessy