The Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Rt Rev Andrew Forster, has asked people to pray for the bereaved, the injured and emergency workers following the terrible Creeslough explosion.
The Church of Ireland bishop says the community owes an enormous debt of gratitude to emergency services.
Bishop Forster said: “My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the terrible tragedy in Creeslough. The community there will be scarred by this incident for many years to come.
“I ask people to keep the bereaved and injured in their prayers, and to remember, too, members of the emergency services – and the people of Creeslough – who have been doing their utmost to save lives. We, as a community, owe them an enormous debt of gratitude.
“It is essential that the cause of Friday afternoon’s explosion is established as quickly as possible and that every effort is made to prevent a recurrence.”