Man dies in natural gas leak near Turner Valley

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Published Nov. 7, 2019 6:36 p.m. ET
Updated Nov. 7, 2019 11:20 p.m. ET
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A man is dead after a natural gas leak in southern Alberta Thursday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to a rural property off Highway 549 north of Turner Valley at around 1:45 p.m.

Once fire officials determined the property was safe to approach, EMS declared the man dead at the scene.

According to RCMP, the man was digging in a field when he struck and ruptured a natual gas line. He was overcome by the gas.

EMS says a second man was at the property at the time of the gas leak, but he was not harmed.

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