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Condolences expressed to families of crash victims

Published: 8 December, 2012

Sinn Féin representatives Declan Mc Aleer, Cathal Mallaghan and Ann Marie Fitzgerald have expressed sympathy with the families of the 2 young people who lost their lives in a road accident between Carrickmore and Pomeroy on Saturday afternoon. Speaking after visiting the family homes, Cllr Fitzgerald said 'This was a horrific accident which has brought devastation to 2 families. Nothing could be more painful than the loss of a child and on behalf of the whole community, I want to express deepest sympathy and condolences. Cllr Fitzgeralds comments were echoed by Cllr Cathal Mallaghan who said 'Up until Saturday afternoon, these young people had their whole lives ahead of them and no doubt were looking towards the future but this terrible accident has brought their lives to a tragic end. It is a sharp reminder of the fragility of human life and my thoughts are with their grieving family at this difficult time. Declan Mc Aleer MLA also visited the the family homes. Speaking afterwards he said, 'This is such a devastating tragedy and the whole community is in complete shock. The young victims were immensely popular and had a huge circle of friends. There is going to be very difficult days, weeks and months ahead for the families as they try to come to terms with this immense loss. It is important to know that the wider community are thinking about them and will be there to support them in the difficult days ahead'