Monaghan school evacuated following sinkhole caused by collapsed mine 2 years ago

Monaghan school evacuated following sinkhole caused by collapsed mine

A Monaghan school was evacuated today following the collapse of a mine.

The Gypsum mine at a community centre in Carrickmacross collapsed earlier this morning creating a sinkhole in the area.

Drumgossatt National School was then evacuated and closed for the day. Parents were urged to collect their children following news of the mine's collapse through a Facebook post. 

The post read:

"Due to the collapse of the Gypsum Mine in the area of the community centre, the school will close immediately. Can parents please collect children as soon as possible. Please spread the word."

According to AA Roadwatch the Kings Court to Carrickmacross road is closed due to "an incident at Magheracloone. A diversion is in place via Shercock."

Emergency services are attending the scene.