Gardaí investigating Ballytruckle explosion

Matt Keane & Eoghan Dalton Report

Fire crews at work in Ballytruckle following the explosion on Sunday night.  								| Photos: Mick Wall

Fire crews at work in Ballytruckle following the explosion on Sunday night. | Photos: Mick Wall


Gardaí have said they are investigating an explosion that occurred in a house on Ballytruckle Road, Waterford City late on Sunday night last.
The incident occurred at approximately 8.30pm, and drew in neighbours from surrounding areas who heard the blast. Four units of the Waterford Fire Service were called, managing to prevent the flames from spreading.
The man living in the house, believed to be in his 40s, was cared for by his near neighbours before being taken to University Hospital Waterford. He was later removed to Cork University Hospital and is being treated for 25 per cent burns to his body. One of the victim’s neighbours described the man involved as “quite and courteous and hoped his beloved dog escaped the explosion”.
Gardaí conducted a technical examination at the scene while searches were carried out from house to house. The strength of the blast knocked out walls in an adjoining residence according to a Garda spokesperson

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