18/05/2018

Roselawn Cemetery & Crematorium Closed Amid Serious Gas Leak

Roselawn Cemetery and Crematorium has reopened following a serious gas leak on Thursday, 17 May.

The cemetery and crematorium in the south-east of the city was closed for a number of hours yesterday while emergency services investigated reports of a gas leak at the site. A wide cordon was established at the scene by firefighters.
News Image
A number of services had to be cancelled while the site was made safe, with Belfast City Council working with Funeral Directors to assist families affected by the situation.

The cemetery was re-opened later on Thursday and services planned for later that day expected to take place with some delays.

(MH/LM)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

10 March 2020
Other News In Brief
Belfast City Marathon Management Keen To Run Event Organisers of the Belfast City Marathon say they are keen to see the event go ahead.
10 March 2020
Staff Face Temporary Lay-Off In Wake Of Flybe Collapse
Baggage handlers and check-in staff at Belfast City Airport have been left facing immediate temporary lay-offs in the wake of Flybe's collapse, a trade union has warned. A 14 day unpaid "stand down period" was offered by Swissport just one day after the airline giant collapsed into administration, Unite has revealed.
10 March 2020
Probe Over Armed Robbery In Belfast City Centre
Police are investigating a suspected armed robbery of a cash-in-transit van in Belfast City Centre. The scene in Academy Street and Exchange Street was held at around 7.50am this morning, Tuesday 10 March, following the alleged incident. No further details have emerged as yet.
13 March 2020
Council Buildings Closed To Public In Derry & Strabane
Derry City and Strabane District Council has taken the decision to close all council owned buildings to the public. The City of Derry Jazz Festival is also cancelled, along with a number of major events. The closures will take affect from 6pm today, Friday 13 March.
16 March 2020
Belfast City Marathon Postponed
Organisers of the Belfast City Marathon have took the decision to postpone the race and following half marathon fixture in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The marathon, originally due to take place on Sunday 03 May, will now be held on Sunday 20 September 2020.