Three hospitalised after gas explosion

Three people remain in hospital after a gas explosion at a house in Co Kildare overnight.

Three people remain in hospital after a gas explosion at a house in Co Kildare overnight.

It happened in a housing estate in Leixlip as Bord Gais staff were trying to deal with a suspected gas leak at a house next door.

At around 8.30pm last night, Bord Gais were called to the scene of a suspected gas leak at a house in Riverdale Court in Leixlip.

They inspected the house and called in a larger crew to carry out further investigations.

The company said that at around 12.30am this morning there was an explosion at the house next door while its workers were still on site, having made the leak safe.

Three people were injured and taken to hospital and a further three houses were evacuated.

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