Nine fatalities are now confirmed following an explosion at a service station in Co. Donegal on Friday.
The incident happened at an Applegreen station sited on the N56 at Creeslough.
Eight people are understood to be in hospital with serious injuries.
Rescue crews say that there are likely to be many more fatalities as the day goes on.
It’s not yet known whether any of the fatalities are children but it’s understood that a number of children were missing in the hours following the explosion.
The entire county of Donegal and country as a whole is in disbelief.
Rescue workers have being working throughout the night and are changing shifts this morning.
This story is developing.