Two teenagers, child, 7 others confirmed dead in Ireland's petrol station explosion


Leona, one of the victims of the blast. Photo: Facebook

Ten people have been confirmed dead after an explosion rocked a petrol station in County Donegal, Ireland.

A young child and two teenagers were among the dead, while the search for more bodies continued.

According to UK Guardian, the victims were four men, three women, a teenage boy, a teenage girl and a girl of primary school age.

The blast tore through an Applegreen service station outside the village of Creeslough, near the Republic of Ireland’s north-western tip, on Friday, killing 10 and injuring at least eight.

The newspaper said one of the victims killed in the explosion has been named locally as Leona Harper, who was a member of Letterkenny rugby club.

In a post on Facebook, the club said: “We are heartbroken to say our worst fears have been confirmed. Leona Harper tragically lost her life yesterday in Creeslough.”

The club said Leona was a talented rugby player and an important part of itsU-14 girls team, while commiserating with Leona’s parents, Hugh and Donna, her brothers Anthony and Jamie, and all of her team mates, as it offered its deepest condolences and support.

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