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Belmont Secondary School students released after gas leak.

There are reports that students of the Belmont Secondary School were released from the Institution earlier today.

This was because of concerns regarding a gas leak from a truck that crashed close to the school this morning.

According to reports a major accident on the Lady Young Road in which at least one person was severely injured.

Preliminary reports indicate that the accident occurred around 9:30 am when the truck breached a steel barrier and drove a short way downhill.

The truck is said to have narrowly escaped rolling downhill onto the nearby Belmont Secondary School but was stopped by a grove of bamboo trees bordering the road.

Police and fire officials were on the scene and motorists were advised to avoid the area due to a traffic pile up.