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Long Lane, Dublin 8, this morning (top) and the blaze last night (above)

Mark writes:

“Gardai were alerted by the Fire Brigade last night after a blaze was spotted on Long Lane, it is reported that witnesses also reported hearing a loud bang. The Army also attended the scene and a  number of houses along Long Lane were damaged…”

No Injuries In City Centre Car Explosion (Independent.ie)

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland and Alan Bennett)

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— Gautam Trivedi (@Gotham3) March 12, 2014

BREAKING: Possible building collapse and explosion in Harlem (NewYorkDailyNews)

 

From Irish Rail:

At 8.09am this morning, after the DART driver had entered the driver’s cab of the 8am Greystones to Malahide DART service, the detonators in the driver’s kit bag exploded. The driver was injured. There were no other injuries.

The train was taken out of service at Bray as there was damage to the cab, and to allow for investigation of the incident. The emergency services attended the scene, and the driver was treated in hospital for his injuries, which includes assessment of impact of the incident on his hearing, and stitches to his hand.

Detonators are used in railway operations as part of the safety regime, and are placed on railway lines by drivers and other staff, and detonated by the pressure of a train passing over them, emitting a loud bang which serves to alert drivers to specific issues.