Mayor to open Book of Condolences following tragedy in Buncrana

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Elisha McCallion is to open a Book of Condolence in Derry following the tragic incident in Buncrana that claimed the lives of five people, including two children.ElishaMcCallion-sm

She said: “This is a terrible tragedy that has affected the entire community in Derry and Donegal and left all of us numb. Who would have thought that a family day out could have ended so tragically, it is beyond belief and I can’t put into words how sorry I am for the family and those affected by this dreadful accident.

“As Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, I will be opening a Book of Condolence in the coming days so that the local community can express their sympathies and show their support for the wider community and family circle. This is a heart wrenching story that really captures the heart of every person and it’s important that we provide a forum for which people can express their condolences.

“I would also like to pay tribute to all the emergency services who attended the scene last night, it could not be easy dealing with such a harrowing incident. The thoughts and prayers of the whole community are with those affected by this tragedy and we offer our help and support over the coming days as they try to come to terms with what has happened,” she said.

Details of the location and opening times for the Book of Condolence will follow later today once details of the incident are fully released to the public.