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School evacuated after reports of gas smell

Slateford-Longstone Parish Church (Pic: Morag Kinniburgh)
Image caption About 250 pupils have been evacuated to Slateford-Longstone Parish Church

Hundreds of pupils at an Edinburgh school have been forced to leave following reports of a smell of gas.

About 250 children from Longstone Primary School have taken refuge in Slateford-Longstone Parish Church.

Parents have been asked to pick their children up following the incident at 1110 GMT.

Scotland Gas Networks said it had also received reports of a smell of petrol. Officers said their monitors have not picked up gas in the area.

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