Gardaí to interview man and woman injured in Louth blast that killed her husband

Gardaí at the scene yesterday.

Gardaí are hoping to question a man and a woman injured in an explosion at a house in Drogheda, Co Louth.

A 28-year-old Lithuanian man was killed in the blast in the Beaulieu area of the town, in the early hours of yesterday.

His wife, who is in her early 20s, was injured and taken to hospital. Another man in his 50s has significant injuries to his face, body and legs after the explosion and subsequent fire.

Gardaí are investigating whether there is a link between the explosion and the discovery of a cannabis growhouse on the property.

€150,000 worth of cannabis plants - or about 200 plants at different stages of maturity - were found on the site. Paraphernalia to distribute drugs was also found.

More in this Section

Youghal pays tribute to golden racing duo

Michael D Higgins tells dissidents to reflect on their ‘appalling’ actions

Donegal bus driver had 49 faults with his vehicle

Corca Dhuibhne is on the map after local election fear


Lifestyle

Review: Theatre, Ulster American

Review: Beyoncé, Homecoming

Wish List: Mellow yellow in the bedroom and beyond

10 ways to help protect your child’s online reputation

More From The Irish Examiner