Two injured in gas explosion in Ballinspittle

March 27th, 2015 12:11 PM

By Southern Star Team

Emergency services in Ballinspittle following this morning's 'explosion'. (Photo: Courtesy Paul Byrne, TV3)

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EMERGENCY services are in Ballinspittle following a suspected gas explosion in a café in the village.

Two people are believed to have been removed to hospital in Cork, following the incident.

Gardai, in a statement to the Southern Star, described the incident as 'minor' but confirmed that a man and woman were taken to hospital. The Health & Safety Authority is currently investigating.

Units of Kinsale and Bandon fire services attended the scene. As a result, the Clonakilty/ Kinsale Rd (R600) is closed in both directions at Ballinspittle due to the incident, and diversions are in place.

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