27/02/2004

Funerals of road crash victims take place

The funerals of three of the four men killed in Tuesday's Co Antrim road crash have taken place today.

The funeral service for 18-year-old, Ian Currie took place in the Crescent Church on Belfast's University Road. Joseph McDonald, 19, was buried following a service at St Teresa's Church in west Belfast. The interment of Philip McMurray, 19 took place in the New Cemetery, Banbridge following a funeral service at Bannside Presbyterian Church in the town.

The fourth victim, 17-year-old Graeme Waring will be buried on Saturday in Railway Street Presbyterian Church, Lisburn

All four men died when the car they were travelling crashed into a field and hit a tree at Ballyhill Road, Ligoniel on Tuesday.

A fifth man, who was driving the car, is currently being treated in hospital, however his injuries aren't thought to be life threatening.

The men were all students at Lisburn College of Further and Higher Education.

A counselling service has been set up at the college to deal with the tragedy.

(MB)

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