Two men have suffered serious burns after a barrel exploded on them while they were working at a house in West Donegal.
The incident happened near the village of Annagry.
The middle-aged men were working outside of the house when the barrel exploded.
One of the men is understood to have suffered serious burns to his face while the second man also suffered serious burns to the lower part of his body.
The accident happened last night after 6pm.
Members of the fire service from Gaoth Dobhair and Dungloe rushed to the scene as did members of the ambulance service and the Gardai.
The men were initially rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital but have since been transferred to the specialist burns unit at Galway University Hospital for treatment.
A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident has been launched.Tags: