02/12/2020

Man Injured In Craigavon Explosion

An investigation has been launched following an explosion in Craigavon.

According to reports a man is being treated in hospital for injuries to his hands and chest after a device is said to have "partially exploded".

A number of homes were evacuated in the Enniskeen area on Tuesday evening while army bomb experts investigated the scene.
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Speaking at the scene last night, SDLP Councillor Thomas Larkham said: "Following an incident where a device appears to have partially exploded this evening, residents in the Enniskeen area of Craigavon have been evacuated to a nearby church. I understand one individual has been taken to hospital.

"The circumstances of the incident are still unclear but army technical officers are on site and police have erected a cordon for the safety of the local community.

"This is the last thing that anyone in Enniskeen wants or needs. This is a close knit community full of people trying to get on with their lives during a difficult time for us all. I want to thank the residents who have cooperated with police, reacting quickly to keep each other safe. I also want to thank the local church for opening its doors to this community."


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