Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Advertisement

92-year-old woman sustains burns to face and body following gas explosion

The gas explosion happened at her home in Ringsend in Dublin last night.

File photo: Dublin Fire Brigade
File photo: Dublin Fire Brigade
Image: Photocall Ireland

A WOMAN IS in a serious condition in hospital following a gas explosion at her home in Ringsend last night.

Burns

Gardaí at Irishtown confirmed that the 92-year-old woman sustained burns to her face and body and was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital following the gas explosion that took place at 10.36pm.

Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene last night, however it is believed that the explosion was not caused by a gas leak.

Initial investigations by Bord Gáis suggest that the gas explosion was caused by human error.

This morning, the woman’s condition was updated as serious.

Read: Two men arrested after car chased and rammed on the M50>

Read: One arrest after cannabis seizure worth €100,000>

Making a difference

A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article.

Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Read next:

COMMENTS (1)