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Thursday 22 March 2018

Buncrana tragedy: Wayne Rooney pays tribute to the two young boys

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

MANCHESTER United striker Wayne Rooney has paid a touching tribute to the two children who died in the Buncrana pier tragedy.

Mark (12) and Evan McGrotty (8) were among the five people who lost their lives after the car they were travelling in plunged into the water at Buncrana Pier on Sunday evening.

The two children were in the car with their dad Sean (48), grandmother Ruth Daniels (59) and her daughter Jodie-Lee (16) when the accident happened. Rooney, who has three sons under the age of six, used his Twitter account to pay his respects to the deceased young boys.

Earlier today, the five coffins bearing the remains of the victims arrived home in Derry, with a funeral service set to take place at the Holy Family parish church in Ballymagroarty at 2pm on Thursday.

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