Ten Victims Of Donegal Explosi...


Ten Victims Of Donegal Explosion From Friday Afternoon Named

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

01:32 9 Oct 2022

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A five-year-old girl's been confirmed as the youngest person to die in Friday's explosion at a petrol station in County Donegal.

Shauna Flanagan Garwe died - along with her dad and eight others all from the local community in Creeslough.

Top row, left to right:

Leona Harper: 14
Jessica Gallagher: 24
James O'Flaherty: 48
Robert Garwe: 50
His daughter, Shauna Flanagan Garwe: 5

Bottom row, left to right:

Catherine O'Donnell: 39
Her son, James Monaghan: 13
Martina Martin: 49
Hugh Kelly: 59
Martin McGill: 49

Shock Has Reverberated

Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien says the pain in the village can also be felt nationwide and beyond:

"I think the shock that's emanated from Creeslough has reverberated right around the country."

"The community, the surrounding area, is absolutely devastated."

"All of us, right across the country - north and south and internationally too - our thoughts and prayers are with families, the community, those who are still injured and obviously badly injured as well."

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