Cork homes evacuated and estate cordoned off after major gas leak

Cork homes evacuated and estate cordoned off after major gas leak

EMERGENCY attended the scene of a major gas leak in a Cork suburb this evening.

It is understood there was a significant gas leak at Lissadell Estate, Maryborough Hill, Douglas. 

The estate was cordoned off and locals were being advised to avoid the area.

A number of homes had been evacuated but emergency services have now been stood down. 

Gas Networks Ireland was made aware of the incident.

Reports suggest the gas supply was hit by a car reversing.

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