Two arrested over service station blast that killed 10

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Two arrested over service station blast that killed 10

Two men have been arrested following an explosion at a service station in County Donegal which killed 10 people, including three children, in 2022.

The blast on the afternoon of 7 October in the northwestern village of Creeslough, County Donegal, Ireland, caused the death of four men, three women and three young people, with ages ranging from five to 59.

Police said the men, both in their 50s, were arrested on Friday morning for alleged offences contrary to the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997.

A statement by Garda police said: “Both men are currently detained under the provisions of section 4 Criminal Justice Act 1984 at separate Garda stations in County Donegal.”

The blast at the building complex came as a shock to the village of 400, where almost every family would have known someone who was either killed or injured in the tragedy.

Robert Garwe and his five-year-old daughter Shauna Flanagan-Garwe, Catherine O’Donnell and her 13-year-old son James Monaghan, fashion student Jessica Gallagher, Celtic fan Martin McGill, Sydney native James O’Flaherty, shop worker Martina Martin, carpenter Hugh ‘Hughie’ Kelly and 14-year-old Leona Harper were killed in the explosion.

Local Gardaí in Donegal have been leading the investigation, supported by the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (GNBCI) and other agencies, including the Health & Safety Authority (HSA) and the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU).

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