Anna Lo MLA said: “This is a very sinister development. This news is worrying for the local community and they will want those involved to be brought to justice swiftly.
“This explosion happened extremely close to houses in a densely populated residential area and it’s extremely fortunate no-one was hurt.
“Obviously police are currently conducting an investigation on the incident, so no-one can yet be sure of the circumstances. I would call on anyone who may be able to help the police with their enquiries to contact them immediately.”