27/05/2005

Funeral of fifth bus crash victim takes place

The funeral of the fifth person to die in Monday’s school bus crash in Co Meath has taken place on Friday.

More than 1,000 people attended the funeral of Aimee McCabe, 15, which took place in the village of Yellow Furze near Slane. The funerals of the other four victims, Deirdre Scanlon, 17, Claire McCluskey, 18, Sinead Ledwidge, 17, and Lisa Callan, 15, took place on Thursday.

Eight people are still being treated in hospital following Monday’s bus crash.

The exact cause of the crash is not yet clear, however, three separate investigations, led by Irish police, the Health and Safety Executive and Bus Eireann, are currently underway to try to establish the cause of the accident.

The incident, which occurred at around 4.30pm on Monday, saw a bus which was full of school children overturn at Casey's Cross at Kentstown near Navan.

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