‘Serious injuries’ after reported explosion at service station in Ireland

There are reports of serious injuries after what is believed to have been an explosion at a service station in Ireland.

Ambulance crews, a Coast Guard helicopter and Coast Guard team are among those responding to a serious incident at the Applegreen service station on the outskirts of Creeslough, Co Donegal.

According to local media, a number of cars have been damaged by falling debris and the main part of the building, which contains apartments, has been largely destroyed.

Councillor John O’Donnell told Sky News: “It’s a very serious incident.

“I know there have been serious injuries, and it’s just a very sad incident.”

Forecourt retailer Applegreen confirmed there was a “serious incident” at one of its dealer-operated locations.

Thomas Pringle, independent TD for Donegal, wrote on Twitter: “I’m deeply saddened hearing the tragic news coming from Creeslough this evening.

“My thoughts are with those affected.

“With sincere appreciation for those who have respond(ed) so quickly.”

-s on social media showed debris all around the service station, with the apartments behind it appearing to have lost their walls and roofs.

Residents have been asked to stay away from the area.

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