A man has died following an explosion in Cnoc Fola, Gaoth Dobhair, in Co Donegal.

Gardaí, the National Ambulance Service and Donegal Fire Service attended the scene in Cnoc Fola.

The area was evacuated and the Defence Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal service was requested.

The Health and Safety Authority has confirmed that it has begun an investigation into the explosion.

The road was closed and local diversions were put in place.

A minute's silence was held at the monthly meeting of Donegal County Council at the request of Cathaoirleach Liam Blaney to express "sympathies to the family and friends of the man who was killed in a work accident in west Donegal".