“It sounded like a bomb going off. I knew something tragic had happened.” Kieran Gallagher, a local resident, said he heard an explosion about 3.30pm on Friday afternoon.
Mosques is in Letterkenny about a 25 minute drive away.
Of course the authorities will say this is a gas explosion
Emergency services are at the scene of an explosion at a service station in the Creeslough area of Co Donegal.
It is understood several people have been seriously injured and a number of ambulances are attending the scene.The Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 118 and the Mulroy Coast Guard team are assisting the operation. Independent Councillor John O'Donnell has said there was a "massive explosion" with damage to a shop and an apartment complex. The explosion caused the building to partially collapse, with a number of cars damaged. In a statement, gardaí said they are "assisting other emergency services at the scene of a serious incident".
Roads to the village have been sealed off as emergency services respond to the incident. Forecourt operator Applegreen has said it is aware of a serious incident at its dealer-operated location at Creeslough. In a short statement it said emergency services are on the scene and are dealing with the incident.A woman working in Creeslough, who did not want to be named, said everyone in the area is in shock. She said: "I heard an explosion, I couldn't tell exactly what happened. "It was like a loud bang. The windows in the AirBnB next door are shattered," she said. Source