Edendork Football team members stand beside the coffin as they attend the funeral of Connor Currie, one of the three teenage victims of a crush at a St. Patrick's Day Disco in Cookstown, outside St. Getty Images.
Three other teenagers were also taken to hospital after emergency services responded to the incident at around 9. Police said they were called to reports of a "crush" at the front of the hotel involving a large group of young people waiting to enter a St Patrick's night party. ACC Mark Hamilton said: "It is heart-breaking an event which should have been fun should end in such a terrible tragedy.
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Emergency crews, paramedics and doctors were dispatched to the scene. Police believe the teenagers were crushed when hundreds of young people tried to enter the hotel. It is understood the doors were closed at the time.
A major investigation is now underway. Three people have now died as a result of incident at Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown last night, 17 March. Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton, in Cookstown this morning, says a major investigation is now underway however preliminary information suggests a crush took place.
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Latest: A teenager who witnessed a crush outside a St Patrick's Day disco has said it was the most frightening moment of her life, after three people were confirmed to have died. Police said it appeared that people had fallen and then been fatally injured, but are still investigating the cause. Several hundred people were trying to get into the venue, Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, after being dropped off by buses shortly before 9.
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Three teenagers have died in a crush at a St. Mark Hamilton, an assistant chief constable with the Police Service of Northern Ireland PSNIconfirmed that a year-old girl, a year-old boy and a year-old boy had died in the incident, which took place at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone. Another girl, 16, was in a stable condition, while two other teenagers were treated for injuries. Initial inquiries indicate that a large group of young people were waiting to enter the disco and there were reports of some fighting after the incident commenced, according to a PSNI statement.