7 dead in a gas station explosion in Ireland

Irish police said on Saturday seven people were killed in explosion in a service station in County Donegal in north-west Ireland. “The search for other victims continues,” police said in a statement, adding that the explosion occurred on Friday afternoon in the village of Kreslow. Rescue from the Irish emergency services continued overnight at the scene of the explosion on Friday afternoon, which damaged the petrol station courtyard and the facades of a nearby apartment complex. In the’area there were representatives of the Irish Police, the Fire and Ambulance Department, the Coast Guard and the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance Service, as well as a team dedicated county administered by the UK. Letterkenny University Hospital, 15 miles from the blast site, said it had been placed in alert, explaining that he was treating “a number of wounded”. Irish Prime Minister Michael Martin said his “thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost their lives and those injured in the devastating blast.”