Sadness at death of Kilrea Men

7 07 2013

Kilrea accident

East Derry SDLP Assembly Member John Dallat who has visited the homes of Declan McKenna and Christopher O’Neill said:

‘Relations and friends have gathered to offer support to both families as they try to come to terms with the fact that two young men who were much loved are not coming home alive.

‘Only those families who have been in this situation can begin to understand just how devastating it must be to get the call on the door that there has been such a tragedy.

‘The police and emergency services have been very good and the local people will do what they can over the next few days as Kilrea prepares for two funerals from the same part of the town. It just shocking and all any of us is be there and pray that somehow the McKenna and O’Neill Families will be able to see this through over the next few days and beyond.

Local SDLP councillor Roisin Loftus who also called at the homes said people in the town were finding it hard to take in the tragedy.

“The mood in the town is just one of total shock at what has unfolded here today, she said.
“They’re two very popular young men in their early 20s, very popular within the local area, they had many friends in the area and the young people are just totally numbed by this.”