Gardaí have begun door-to-door inquiries into the village of Creeslough as part of their investigation into the cause of the horrific blast in Co Donegal.
en People were killed when the explosion rocked the Applegreen gas station just after 3:15 pm last October 9.
Extensive investigations have now been launched into the cause of the explosion.
A Garda spokesman has now informed villagers that they have launched a local investigation.
As part of this investigation, local residents will be asked if they noticed anything unusual in the moments leading up to the explosion.
A possible gas leak is a theory being considered by investigators.
Gardaí said they didn’t want to worry any local residents.
The Garda spokesman said: “We would like to make members of the Creeslough community aware that Gardaí are currently in the area conducting routine door-to-door investigations and will continue to do so in the coming weeks.
“We certainly do not wish to raise alarm or stir by calling into homes where residents are unaware of our intention to do so.
“Please let neighbors and friends know of our intention to stop by, especially those who aren’t on social media. Many Thanks.”
Garda Superintendent Liam Geraghty previously said the more technical details of the investigation have now begun.
“The Garda investigation has now begun following the completion of the search and rescue,” he said.
“The investigation will take some time and the Technical Office will be on site in the coming days, as well as agencies and other departments within An Garda Siochana.
“This investigation will take some time and the purpose of the investigation is to investigate the cause.
“There will be technical investigations, although they may not have the same level of activity that we saw during the search and rescue investigation, but it will continue as the experts determine what we need to do.”
Meanwhile, investigators are still making their way through a huge pile of debris that was removed from the site of the blast and assembled at a site on the outskirts of the village.
The debris was moved there from the blast site by dozens of local contractors in the hours and days after the blast.
In addition to brickwork and furniture from apartments destroyed in the blast, some personal items, including clothing and shoes, can also be seen in the rubble.
Gardaí remain at the site of the debris as this will be part of the overall investigation into the possible cause of the blast.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-begin-door-to-door-enquiries-in-creeslough-as-they-continue-to-probe-cause-of-blast-42070583.html Gardaí begin door-to-door investigations in Creeslough as they continue to investigate the cause of the explosion