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One man has been killed following an explosion at a house in Co Louth overnight.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Termonfeckin Road in Drogheda, shortly after midnight.

Gardaí believe the explosion, which resulted in a fire at the house in Beaulieu, was caused by a faulty boiler.

The incident is being treated as a tragic accident and no foul play is suspected.

Two others are being treated for burn injuries at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.



An explosion has hit the entrance of a kindergarten in eastern China.

Parents were waiting to collect their children, when the blast struck at 4.50pm at Chuangxin Kindergarten in Feng County, Xuzhou.

According to Daily Apple, 40 people have been rushed to hospital. Unfortunately there has been a number of fatalities. The exact number has not been confirmed.

Photos on social media show crowds of people laying on the ground, some of them covered in blood, after the explosion.

It is not yet known what caused the blast.

This is a breaking story. More to follow…



It has been reported that at least 35 people have been injured in an explosion in New York City.

The injured are being treated following the explosion which took place at an apartment block in West Broadway and Murray Street in Lower Manhattan.

According to various news outlets, one person is in a critical condition.

Apparently, the explosion was caused by a carbon monoxide gas leak after the basement of the apartment block caught on fire.

Further reports are stating that in a separate incident, police are investigating a suspicious package found just three blocks away from Ground Zero.

This is a breaking story. More to follow…



After numerous reports on social media about an explosion in Manchester Arena, the Manchester police have confirmed that there have been "a number of confirmed fatalities."

Concert goers were leaving the Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert when they heard a "loud bang," and now it has been confirmed that two explosions took place in the area.

Various videos and pictures on Twitter show lines of ambulances and police cars heading towards the venue.

This is a breaking story, more to follow…

Main image: Joel Goodman/LNP


On Wednesday night she was positively glowing on the BRITs red carpet in a delicate cream and gold gown, but fast forward 24 hours and Perrie Edwards' glamourous life had taken a turn for the worse.

The singer took to Twitter last night to show off some seriously nausea-inducing injuries, revealing she had accidentally set herself on fire earlier in the day.

"So today I had an accident, and by accident I mean accidentally set myself on fire," she wrote alongside a photo of her badly blistered and burnt right hand.

"The pilot light on my boiler blew up and set my arm/hand on fire. Not a pleasant experience."

And it wasn't just her post-BRITs hangover that had her in agony – the singer admitted she was left pretty shaken and hurt after the accident, as well as being down an item from her wardrobe.

"I'm in pain, full of blisters, there's not one hair left on my hand or arm and it burnt the sleeve of my favourite jumper. F**king nightmare.

"A little advice from me… STAY AWAY FROM FIRE!"

Poor Perrie – here's hoping those blisters heal up soon.



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Residents in the French capital are being urged to stay indoors in the aftermath of multiple shootings that has left, according to local media, some 60 people dead and dozens injured.

Shockingly, up to 100 people are also currently being held hostage.

Police in Paris have said that the gunmen were armed with automatic rifles and grenades when they attacked a shopping mall, a restaurant, a nightclub and a theatre in highly-organised, coordinated attacks. 

Reports from the scene say that anything from 60 to 100 hostages are currently being held by two gunmen at Le Bataclan concert hall. The attackers are said to be in possession of a significant amount of explosives.

Three grenade explosions have furthermore taken place at the Stade du France while the upmarket Les Halles shopping mall has also been attacked. 

Eyewitness Ben Grant told the BBC he was in a bar with his wife when he heard gunshots being fired. He added that he saw a least half a dozen bodies on the ground.

"I was told people in cars had opened fire on the bar," he explained. "There are lots of dead people. It's pretty horrific to be honest."

He added: "I heard gunshots. People dropped to the ground. We put a table over our heads to protect us.

The first incident seemingly occurred at the popular Le Petit Cambodge restaurant on trendy Rue Bichat in the 10th arrondissement – incidentally close to where the Charlie Hebdo shootings occurred in January.

Numerous emergency services are currently at that scene.

A second shooting was then reported just minutes later at a nightclub in the area, Le Bataclan.

The national soccer team had been hosting Germany in a friendly soccer match at Stade du France when three explosions took place outside the stadium. There are as yet no reports of casualties from those attacks. 

The exact motive of the shootings is still unknown, but witness at the nightclub told France Info radio that the men he saw opening fire and shouted: "Allah Akbar". He reported: "The men came in and started shooting. Everyone fell to the ground. It was hell."

In January in Paris, a series of attacks that began at the Charlie Hebdo offices saw 17 people lose their lives.

US president Barack Obama this evening called the killings an attack "upon humanity".

French president Francois Hollande, who had been watching the France Vs Germany game, is holding an emergency sitting of his parliament at midnight Paris time.

Declaring a state of emergency as the French army is mobilised, he also said in a statement this evening that France's borders are being closed in response.

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