Seven confirmed dead in Ireland’s petrol station blast

Written by on October 8, 2022

Seven people have been killed in an explosion at a petrol station in County Donegal in northwest Ireland’s.

Rescue efforts by Ireland’s emergency services went on through the night at the scene where on Friday afternoon an explosion had ripped through a petrol station forecourt and the frontage of a nearby apartment complex.

The Garda Siochana police force said today that eight people has been hospitalised as “the search and recovery for further fatalities continue” at the site in the village of Creeslough.

Letterkenny University Hospital, 24 kilometres (15 miles) from the explosion was also placed on alert as it said in a statement it was dealing with “multiple injuries”.

Meanwhile, Ireland’s premier Micheal Martin said his “thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost their lives, and those injured in the devastating explosion”.


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