Four injured in Drogheda 'aerosol accident'

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Image caption Two girls are being treated at Tallaght hospital in Drogheda

Four girls are being treated in hospital in the Republic of Ireland after an accident involving an aerosol.

It is thought the girls were in a bedroom of a house in Drogheda, County Louth, when an aerosol ignited causing an explosion.

The girls, aged between 12 and 14, are being treated for burn-related injuries in hospitals in Tallaght and Crumlin, Dublin.

It is understood one of the girls is on a ventilator and in a coma.

Firefighters and ambulances rushed to the house when the incident happened on Sunday afternoon.

According to reports, there was some structural damage to the house, including the collapse of an internal wall.

The police are investigating what happened, although it is not being treated as a criminal inquiry.

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