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Devastated mum's grief at blaze site

Published 04/10/2011 | 05:00

Just three days ago, Teresa Kane was overjoyed after giving birth to twin girls. Yesterday, the devastated mother was mourning her five-year-old daughter who was killed in a blaze gardai believe was started deliberately.

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Mari Connolly, pictured above, died when her home in Boyle, Co Roscommon, went up "like an inferno".

Mari's father Richard Connolly suffered a broken back when he jumped out of the top floor window with her sisters, Naomi (6) and Lauren (8) at around 2.30am, saving their lives.

Our main picture shows Ms Kane, in the black and white top, placing flowers at the scene of the tragedy yesterday.

Irish Independent

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