When a Gas Meter Goes Out
Posted September 25, 2018 07:10:15 An elderly man in Germany is in mourning after his gas meter went out after he used it for several years.
The elderly man, who did not want to be named, has been using the meter for more than 30 years, but it was never connected to a gas line, local newspaper Der Spiegel reported.
He has used it to fill his house with water and for cooking.
He lives alone, so it was not a big problem, he told Der Spiegel.
His neighbour, who lives on the same street, noticed a gas leak.
He went to the area’s main gas supplier and was told there was no problem.
After several hours, the neighbour noticed a big crack in the meter, Der Spiegel said.
A neighbour who lives nearby noticed the meter had broken and called the police, but was told it was a technical issue.