London’s Charing Cross station shut due to gas leak: Network Rail

A gas leak has been detected in popular London’s West End at Charing Cross Station (L) (Shutterstock)
Updated 23 January 2018
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London’s Charing Cross station shut due to gas leak: Network Rail

LONDON: UK’s Network Rail said London’s Charing Cross station was closed early on Tuesday due to a gas leak in a nearby road.
Emergency services are dealing with the incident and a cordon and road closures are also in place, the rail service said in a statement.
Some services may be delayed or canceled as a result, it said, adding that the station would be reopened as soon as it gets clearance from emergency services.
Transport for London also tweeted, informing commuters that “A4 Strand / Northumberland St. — Rd is closed” between Trafalgar Square and Bedford Street.


Africa’s youngest billionaire free 9 days after abduction

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Africa’s youngest billionaire free 9 days after abduction

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania: The man described as Africa’s youngest billionaire says he is free more than a week after his abduction from a luxury hotel in Tanzania’s commercial capital.
A statement by the 43-year-old Mohammed Dewji’s foundation does not give details about the Oct. 11 abduction or what led to his release. It thanks police for working for his “safe return.”
Dar es Salaam Regional Police Chief Lazaro Mambosasa confirms the release and says they continue to investigate.
Environment Minister January Makamba says he has spoken with Dewji and “he’s the usual Missouri So he is okay.”
Dewji was seized by two masked gunmen who fired into the air before driving away. Regional authorities said two white men were seen on surveillance video.
Forbes magazine in 2016 put Dewji’s wealth at $1.5 billion.