Exclusion zone in place at gas explosion scene

A 200-metre exclusion zone has been put in place at the scene of a gas explosion near Magherafelt.

Two fire appliances from the town are currently attending a fire involving an acetylene cylinder.

A Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said the cylinder has been extinguished and fire crews are remaining on the scene to monitor the situation.

Police are warning motorists to avoid the area between Sersons Road and Toberhead Road.