Two pensioners injured in gas explosion in Cork
TWO pensioners were injured in a suspected gas explosion in Cork.
The accident occurred shortly after 9am on Saturday in a property on the Lower Glanmire Road, less than 1km from the city centre.
Neighbours raised the alarm after hearing a loud blast from a property located close to Water Street.
Gardaí, Cork Fire Brigade units and several ambulances attended the scene. Two people in their 80s - both believed to be the only occupants of the property - were injured and were taken by ambulance to hospital.
However, the injuries sustained by the husband and wife are not life-threatening.
Both were treated for shock as well as minor cuts and abrasions.
However, as a precautionary measure they are expected to be kept in hospital overnight for observation.
A full safety inspection is now underway to determine the precise cause of the incident.
Traffic was diverted for a time from the busy approach road to Cork city centre while emergency services dealt with the incident.