The Garda Technical Bureau has begun an examination of the scene of the tragic service station explosion in Creeslough.
Other expert agencies including the health and safety authority and national utility companies are assisting with the investigation at the Applegreen premises and apartments.
Gardaí have confirmed that the search for casualties has concluded. The incident has been described by gardaí as a “tragic accident” and foul play is not suspected.
A total of ten fatalities have been confirmed from the explosion on Friday afternoon. Four men, three women, two teenagers – one male and one female, and one younger female child lost their lives in the blast.
A further eight people continue to receive treatment in hospital. One person who was airlifted to Dublin is described as critical.
An Garda Síochána continue to investigate all of the circumstances surrounding the explosion, which is being treated as a “tragic accident” at this time.
The local Coroner and the Office of the State Pathologist have been notified and post-mortem examinations will take place over the coming days.
Garda Family Liaison Officers have been appointed and are providing support and information to those impacted.
An incident room has been established at Milford Garda Station.
Traffic diversions on the N56 at the scene of the incident remain in place.