Man rushed to hospital after being injured in explosion in NI town - families evacuated from homes

A man has been taken to hospital after a device partially exploded in Craigavon, Co Armagh.

By Gemma Murray
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 10:38 am

In a statement the PSNI said the explosion took place in the Enniskeen area of the town on Tuesday night.

Police said the man suffered injuries to his chest and hands.

A number of homes in the area had to be evacuated.

are currently in attendance at a security alert in the Enniskeen area of Craigavon this evening. It is understood a device partially exploded. One male has been taken to hospital for treatment of injuries to their hands and chest. A number of homes in the area have been evacuated.

SDLP councillor Thomas Larkham said residents had been evacuated to a nearby church.

“The circumstances of the incident are still unclear but Army technical officers are on site and police have erected a cordon for the safety of the local community,” he said.

“This is the last thing that anyone in Enniskeen wants or needs. This is a close-knit community full of people trying to get on with their lives during a difficult time for us all.”

Alliance Party councillor Eóin Tennyson said: “The patience of residents who have had to leave their homes as police work to make the area safe is greatly appreciated.

Police are currently in attendance at a security alert in the Enniskeen area of Craigavon this evening. It is understood a device partially exploded. One male has been taken to hospital for treatment of injuries to their hands and chest. A number of homes in the area have been evacuated.

“Those behind this have nothing to offer only misery and destruction.”