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McGovern family statement in full

McElhill family
The family-of-seven died in the fire

We, the McGovern family, would like to thank the people of Omagh, Corlough and the surrounding areas for all their help, comfort and support given to us over the past two years.

We would like to thank all the emergency services who were involved and the police and especially the brave firefighters who attended the scene of the fire.

We would also wish to thank the coroner and the courtroom staff for the courteous and efficient manner in which they have conducted these proceedings.

We are thankful and relieved that these proceedings have now concluded, which we trust will bring us closure on this awful tragedy and enable us to get on with our lives.

We are mindful that the McElhill family have also suffered gravely and we extend to them our sincere sympathies.

We will not be making any further statements in this matter and we request that the media will respect our wishes and our privacy.

Thank you.

Kevin and Theresa McGovern

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