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McElduff expresses condolences following deaths in Australia

Published: 25 November, 2015

Sinn Féin MLA Barry McElduff has expressed sympathy with the families of two young men from the North who died in a construction accident in Australia.

Mr McElduff said;

"The death of two young men in a construction accident in Perth, Australia, will no doubt have shocked people in the Omagh and Portstewart areas where they come from.

"I spoke to the McDermott family in Omagh today and they are obviously distraught at this tragic news. Their focus now is to have the remains of their loved one brought home as soon as possible and I will be doing all I can to assist them.

"My thoughts are with the family and friends of both young men at this difficult time.

"I have no doubt the local communities involved will rally round to support both families following this tragic news."