04/08/2010

Castlerock Gas Tragedy Teens Named

People in both Co Antrim and in a Co Londonderry seaside resort are struggling to come to terms with a double tragedy overnight after two Newtownabbey teenagers were found dead in a holiday flat.

Carbon monoxide was immediately suspected after the teenagers were found and Ambulance crews called to the holiday apartment in Castlerock on Tuesday evening.
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Another male was taken from the holiday apartment at Tunnel Brae Court to the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine where he is said to be in a stable condition.

It is understood the teenagers who died were Aaron Davidson, of Fernagh Road, and Neil McFerran, of Kings Walk, both in Newtownabbey.

Health and safety officials have been checking gas appliances inside the holiday apartment at Tunnel Brae Court to trace a leak, with the apartment block evacuated while tests continue.

(BMcC/GK)

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