UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has issued a message of condolence to those affected by the Creeslough explosion.
Ms Truss said she was “shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of life in Donegal”, adding “My deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends who have lost loved ones, and to the entire community of Creeslough as they come together in their moment of grief.”
Political leaders across Ireland and the UK have been sending their sympathies to Donegal in the aftermath of the tragedy.
Northern Ireland’s First Minister Michelle O’Neill said she is shocked and heartbroken at the loss of life and wished all those injured and recovering in hospitals a full recovery.
Speaking after Gardaí confirmed that 10 people have died, including two teenagers and a child of school age, Michelle O’Neill said: “I am shocked and heartbroken by the sheer scale of the loss of life and injuries following yesterday’s tragic incident in Creeslough in County Donegal.
“My thoughts and prayers are firstly with all those families who have lost a loved one.
“I extend my condolences and my heartfelt sympathy to all those families and friends who have lost a loved one in this awful tragedy.
“For many their grief has been compounded by the long hours of anxious waiting.
“I can only imagine the pain and distress they have been going through.
“I wish all those who have been injured, some seriously, a full recovery.”
DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson expressed his condolences to families in Co Donegal and said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost loved ones or sustained serious injuries in the dreadful incident at Cresslough. May the prayers & support of so many across Northern Ireland and this island being some comfort to the families at this time.”