Four still in hospital after Longford wall collapse kills two

The scene of yesterday's accident

Four people remain in hospital this morning following the collapse of a wall in a Longford DIY centre which killed two others.

Father of three Seán Mulleady from Drumlish in Longford and father of two Paddy Gaffney from Tarmonbarry in Roscommon both lost their lives after the 40ft wall came down in the Connacht Gold DIY and Garden Centre on the Athlone road in the town at about 2pm yesterday.

Mr Mulleady was 49 years old while Paddy Gaffney was in his late 60s.

A woman who witnessed the tragedy told RTÉ News that she had heard heavy gusts of wind coming through large open doors at the back of the building. She said she then saw the wall shaking and then collapsing.

The Health and Safety Authority has launched an investigation and will interview customers and staff about the accident.

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