Gas station explosion leaves at least 10 dead in Irish village

Voluntários da Defesa Civil ajudando no resgate
Civil Defense volunteers helping with the rescue| Photo: Reproduction Twitter/ Civil Defense Ireland

An explosion at a gas station in the small village of Creeslough in County Donegal, north-east Ireland, left at least ten dead and eight wounded. Rescuers who scoured the rubble this Saturday (10) said who do not expect to find more bodies and, according to the police, no one is missing after the explosion, which took place on Friday (7). According to the investigations, the evidence “is pointing to a tragic accident”.

In addition to knocking down the gas station building, where the main store and the village post office are located, the explosion damaged a building and broke windows of nearby houses. The local population is estimated at around 400 people. 08180214According to the Associated Press news agency, Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue, who represents Donegal in the parliament of Ireland, said the service station was well known in the country for being located on the main road in the region, being “the heart” of that community. “People are shocked and numb,” he lamented.

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