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Bord Gáis investigates what caused the explosion at this Dublin house

A man was seriously injured in the explosion on Sullivan Street in Dublin 7.

Gas explosion Dublin. emergency servic Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

BORD GÁIS IS investigating the cause of the suspected natural gas explosion at a house in north Dublin yesterday evening.

A man was seriously injured with severe burns in the explosion just after 6pm yesterday on Sullivan Street in Dublin 7 which caused damage to a number of properties.

Gas explosion Dublin. Emergency servic Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

A formal investigation into the cause of the incident is to take place. Last evening, Bord Gáis Networks was requested to attend the scene at 6.25pm and arrived 15 minutes later.

The company said that ten properties have been evacuated due to structural damage of the primary site – a two storey house – and neighbouring buildings, but there are no gas network issues in the immediate area.

Gas explosion Dublin. emergency servic Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

“Bord Gáis Networks technical crews are assisting the authorities and emergency services to establish the cause of the incident,” a statement said.

“The gas supply to all areas, except the immediate vicinity of the incident, has not been affected.”

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