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Creeslough tragedy

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Whowhatwherewhenwhy1 · 08/10/2022 09:27

Many of you will have heard about the explosion in the small Donegal town of Creeslough. This devastating tragedy has so far claimed 7 confirmed deaths with more expected. This is a tiny village. It was prime treat Friday sweeties after school time. This will impact every single family in the village and surrounding area. To give you an idea of the size of this small community there are less than 25 children in the village primary school. Please hold the locals in tour thoughts or prayers today as there are still people trapped or unlocated. 😢

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Sturmundcalm · 08/10/2022 10:29

My family is from fairly nearby in Donegal and we drove through Creeslough when over there in the summer - so so sad, and can imagine just how enormous an impact it will have on the local community.


NoddyMcdoddy · 08/10/2022 10:34

MyCatIsAChonk · 08/10/2022 09:47

Craicnet is just for Irish posters. Is a tragedy in Ireland not news enough for the rest of the world?

Agreed, I just thought AIBU is an odd place for such a tragic event.


Cafog · 08/10/2022 10:41

Tyrone woman here. I've felt so sick about this since it came out and can't stop checking the news. The coast guard helicopter passed us overhead last night on its way to Dublin. Lots of love to everyone in Donegal and beyond as they wait for and receive their news. News report that its moved to a search and recover operation i presume that means they don't expect to find any more survivors?😪


scoopoftheday · 08/10/2022 10:45

Heartbreaking, this is such a tragedy fiall the çommunity.

Those poor poor familoes


scoopoftheday · 08/10/2022 10:46

I'm so sorry, the dog jumped before I could change the errors!

Such devastation for the entire community.


Yesthatismychildsigh · 08/10/2022 10:48

googleyourheartout · 08/10/2022 09:34

It's completely devastating. I'm in tears most of the the morning thinking about them. They will never get over this. Never.

FYI this thread is in AIBU. Maybe you could get it moved to Craicnet.

Keep it here. Many of us that would never look at Craicnet are saddened (deeply) by this.


Smilelesstalkmore · 08/10/2022 10:53

Ponoka7 · 08/10/2022 10:08

This should be on the main news channels today. Yesterday was still full of the shocking incident in Thailand and the carrying out of the children's coffins. Absolutely heartbreaking.

It's the second story on the main BBC News home page.


Anoisagusaris · 08/10/2022 10:54

It’s just awful. I think 2 more bodies have been recovered.


chafingstraightjacket · 08/10/2022 11:00

I grew up not far from there, so awful for them.

Thoughts and prayers for the whole village.


catandcoffee · 08/10/2022 11:02

It's so tragic how can this happen in this day and age,with so much health and safety.

God those poor people.


DownNative · 08/10/2022 11:06

catandcoffee · 08/10/2022 11:02

It's so tragic how can this happen in this day and age,with so much health and safety.

God those poor people.

A similar gas explosion in England recently was caused by someone cutting through a pipe.

Other possible causes could be a leak somewhere in the gas pipes.

Health and safety isn't fool proof, unfortunately.


BirmaBrite · 08/10/2022 11:17

Those poor families, my heart goes out to them all, an absolute tragedy.


GloriousGlory · 08/10/2022 11:22

Thoughts, hopes and prayers to all.



mamabear715 · 08/10/2022 11:25

So sad. Tragic. :-(


justmaybenot · 08/10/2022 11:31

Dreadful, nine confirmed dead now and a number still buried in the rubble


Winterscomingagain · 08/10/2022 12:07

I think everyone who has visited Donegal holds a special place in their heart for that beautiful county. Reading about the poor mother who was pacing the street having been told her child was dead and in a mortuary, then not dead but missing. Bless the locals and emergency services who've been working so hard.
I'd a relative injured in a massive bomb explosion and the upturned arms and despair of the bystanders in the Creeslough photographs has really brought it all back to me.


Sirzy · 08/10/2022 12:11

Awful, it’s not somewhere I had heard of before their tragedy but the stories of everyone coming out to help show how close knit it must be


SingingSands · 08/10/2022 12:27

It's an awful, awful tragedy. So sad for the whole community, hard times ahead.


ThirtyThreeTrees · 08/10/2022 12:45

It's a tiny wee village with a population of about 400. 9 dead, 8 in hospital with at least 1 in a serious condition and 4 still missing.

It's devastating, the impact on so many families and the emergency services, who have been working tirelessly since 3.20pm yesterday afternoon.


Justdancinginthedark · 08/10/2022 12:50

Absolutely devastating. Donegal people are the nicest you can meet.


ChagSameachDoreen · 08/10/2022 12:51

NoddyMcdoddy · 08/10/2022 09:44

Beyond tragic, 7 deaths and sadly I think there will be more as the day unfolds.

Agree this post might be better moved to craicnet.



JustLyra · 08/10/2022 12:52

It’s just so, so sad.


Celia24 · 08/10/2022 12:54

GrabbyGabby · 08/10/2022 09:47

I know Creeslough well. The corncutters rest was always our pitstop on the way to Falcarragh.

It will be devastating for that community. The awful thing is, it could have been worse, i dread to think what the toll would have been if the petrol had ignited.

My family is from Creeslough. Spent many nights in the Corncutters Rest!

It's heartbreaking. I am keeping them all in my thoughts.


NamechangeApril21 · 08/10/2022 12:55

Thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Creeslough. Such a devastating tragedy, I can't get my head around what everyone there must be going through


MadeForThis · 08/10/2022 12:58

It's heartbreaking. Such a miracle the petrol in the forecourt didn't ignite. It said a man was blown from a chair at his desk 1km away. Must have been a massive explosion. The photos are harrowing.

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