The bodies of two elderly women have been found in a house near Glenties, Co Donegal.

Both women, Sally McDyer and Annie Gallagher, were in their 80s.

The discovery was made at 6.30pm yesterday evening and initial suggestions are that there may have been a gas leak in the house.

It is understood the person who discovered the bodies noticed a smell of gas in the house.

The bodies have been removed to Letterkenny General Hospital where post mortem examinations will be carried out later today.