Three dead after ‘crush’ at St Patrick’s Day party in Northern Ireland

Two boys aged 16 and 17 and a 17-year-old girl died in incident in Cookstown, police confirm

A third teenager has died after a crush at a hotel on St Patrick’s Day in Northern Ireland, police have said.

Mark Hamilton, an assistant chief constable with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), confirmed a 17-year-old boy, a 17-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy had died. “It is heartbreaking an event which should have been fun should end in such a terrible tragedy,” he told reporters at the scene.

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