Three teens die in Tyrone disco incident

Three teens die in Tyrone disco incident

After extending his sympathies to the families of three teenagers who tragically lost their lives, Connor Currie, Morgan Barnard and Lauren Bullock, Murray said that they'd traced the identities of over 160 witnesses and had already spoken to a number of young people.

On a cold and wet night, the "crush" occurred at around 9:45 p.m., as hundreds of people were waiting to enter the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone.

Police have commenced a full investigation into the incident.

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have taken in the two men, aged 52 and 40, for questioning.

"But I also know the people of Cookstown, They are strong people - they will rally together and put their arms around these families".

Police said two 17-year-olds and one 16-year-old died.

"Although Lauren worked with us for a short time she quickly became one of the team", they said. Please share them with the PSNI.

"It is heartbreaking that an event which should have been fun for these youngsters on St. Patrick's night should end in such a bad tragedy", said Hamilton.

He made a direct appeal for people with footage of the incident to hand it to the police, rather than posting it on social media.

Eimear Tallon said that she feared for her life as she and her friends were pushed to the ground and trampled on while queuing for the event at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown on Sunday night. I would urge you to use that with some caution.

"Unfortunately, a friend of mine who I had seen in the line and chatted to minutes beforehand has died".

The 42-year-old, of Donaghmore, Co Tyrone, added: "While it's not clear exactly what happened, it's the most tragic ending imaginable to what was supposed to be a celebration of St Patrick's Day". "This is shocking and tragic news and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased".

She said: "She was such a nice person - she was like a ray of sunshine".

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster tweeted that her "thoughts and prayers" were "with everyone impacted by this tonight".

A hotel owner has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after three teenagers died outside a St Patrick's Day disco, his spokeswoman said. I was hysterically screaming for people to move but it was only the people around me who knew the seriousness.

"My thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends at this extremely hard time".

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