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Priest describes "pall of disbelief" as community comes to terms with deaths of two children

Sep 12, 2022 13:09 By Shannonside News
Priest describes "pall of disbelief" as community comes to terms with deaths of two children Priest describes "pall of disbelief" as community comes to terms with deaths of two children
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Garda investigations into the incident are continuing this afternoon.

A priest in a parish on the Longford-Westmeath border feels a pall of quiet disbelief hangs in the air following the death of two children last week.

Lynn Egar and her two-year-old son, Michael, and five-year-old daughter, Thelma, were in their car vehicle when it became engulfed in flames last Friday afternoon.

Hundreds of people attended a vigil in Multyfarnham last night to pay tribute to the children who were described as very well-liked and popular in a local school and crèche.

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Garda investigations into the blaze are continuing and are appealing for any witnesses or people who may have been in the Lacken area on Friday afternoon to contact them.

Fr Pierre Pepper is the administrator of the parish of Street and Rathowen.

He told the Joe Finnegan Show people are still in shock following the tragic incident :

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"An awful tragedy, the loss of two young children and an injured mother and other family members left to grieve for the tragic loss.

The last few days, it has been the topic of conversation and there is still a pall of quiet disbelief among the people of the community."

 

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