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Teen girls hospitalised after suspected aerosol explosion

Posted by Schooldays Newhound on 05/08/2014. Teen girls hospitalised after suspected aerosol explosionTags: Parenting

After a mysterious explosion in a house in Drogheda on Sunday afternoon, four teenage girls received shocking burns and are being described as in ‘critical condition’ in Our Lady's Hospital and Tallaght Hospital in Dublin.

One of the girls is thought to be in a coma after the incident while the other three have serious burns on face, neck and back. The cause of the blast is still unknown. It happened in an upstairs room of the house on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Irish Mirror, neighbour Mary Kelly described what she witnessed after hearing the blast,

“We went outside and three girls were out in the garden screaming. They had serious burns.“They were pouring water on them to try to cool the burns. One of the girls had serious burns to her face. “There were four ambulances there, the girls were screaming to get their mothers. It must have been dreadful for the parents to hear what happened.”

Gardai are investigating the blast as non criminal but it is suspected that an igniting aerosol may be responsible. Chief fire officer in Louth, Eamon Woulfe, said there 
were "serious risks" if aerosol sprays came in contact with flames. He said, "We would always advise people to keep any naked flame away from any spray from an aerosol." Reported in the Irish Independent.


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