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Survivor still does not know pals dead

THE 22-year-old sole survivor of the death crash that claimed eight lives still does not know his friends are dead.

Shaun Kelly, from Ballymagan, Buncrana, remains in an induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit of Letterkenny General Hospital where he was admitted following last Sunday's horror smash.

The young motorist, who opted to be the designated driver on an evening out with his best pals to watch the World Cup final, suffered serious head injuries in the crash.

"He is still critical and he might have to have surgery. We don't know yet," said a relative.

Members of his family were among the mourners who attended three of the eight funerals of the victims in the Inishowen peninsula yesterday.

And it has emerged that Shaun had been due to leave for France early on Monday morning to collect an articulated lorry for the company he worked for.

George Doherty, whose nephew Paul, from Ballyliffin, died in the crash, said that none of the families blamed Shaun because he was doing the right thing.

"We want people to know that they were good, hard-working young fellas who did everything together. They didn't deserve what happened to them.

"My heart goes out to Shaun and I know the people of Inishowen and Donegal will rally around him at this time," he said.