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In pictures: gas explosion strikes O'Connell Street

As the capital city sees hours of constant snowfall, Café Kylemore is hit by a gas blast.

Image: Julien Behal/PA Archive

O’CONNELL STREET has fully re-opened to traffic after having its traffic closed southbound this afternoon, following a suspected gas explosion on the street.

Fire engines and gas and electricity workers were immediately summoned to the scene, following a loud bang from inside the Kylemore Cafe at the corner of O’Connell St and North Earl St at about 12:30pm.

The building was immediately evacuated, with about 50 people exiting, though there was no immediate indication of the cause of the explosion (excepting, of course, a gas leak).

Nobody was injured.

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