Ireland witnesses massive explosion at Applegreen service station; follows up major search operation


A significant search operation was held after the death of three people in an explosion that occurred at a service station in Co Donegal, Ireland.

The massive explosion was witnessed on Friday at around 3 pm at the Applegreen service station on the outskirts of Creeslough. A search operation has been conducted and is continued with the help of sniffer dogs.


Recently photos have been circulated on social media platforms which show that the area has been brutally destroyed due to this fatal incident.

Cars were damaged by debris, with what appears to be an apartment block behind the forecourt primarily destroyed.

Search operation also reveals that some people are feared to be missing during this explosion; among those assembled at the scene as sniffer dogs worked through the remains were families of people thought to have been in the building at the time.

While expressing his dismay Micheal Martin the Irish premier, said that “darkest of days” for Donegal and Ireland.

In addition, Taoiseach added, “My thoughts and prayers today are with those who have lost their precious lives and those wounded in the fatal eruption that happened in Creeslough.”

“I wish to express my deepest empathies to their family, friends, and the entire residents of Creeslough, on this dimmest of days for Donegal and the whole nation,” says Taoiseach.


Taoiseach added, “People across this island will be numbed by the same sense of shock and utter devastation as the people of Creeslough at this tragic loss of life.”

Ireland’s police force, Garda Siochana, said: “At this time, An Garda Siochana can confirm there have been three fatalities due to this serious incident.

“This persists to be an ongoing operation, and An Garda Siochana is not in a position to provide further information on casualties at this time.”

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