Magheracloone residents call for full investigation into mine collapse

Residents in the Drumgossett and Knocknacran areas of Magheracloone have again called for a public inquiry into the causes of the sinkhole in the area last September.

Their call for an inquiry was voted down by Councillors late last year because Consultants were carrying out another investigation on behalf of the Department of Communications.

However, two days after the release of the report and reopening of roads, a crown hole opened near the LP4900 road. It has remained closed since, with disruption caused to local residents.

They’re to meet with the Council, Department, the EPA and Gyproc tomorrow night for an update on work at the site.

Chair of the resident’s association Bernie Collins told Northern Sound News that they want a full investigation into the circumstances: