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20m paid to Omagh bomb victims
Scene of Omagh bombing
Twenty-nine people died in the Omagh bombing in August 1998
Victims of the Omagh bomb atrocity have received more than 20m in compensation, it has been revealed.

Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain said the Compensation Agency has fully resolved 826 of 852 criminal injury claims.

The figures were contained in a written reply to a question from the East Belfast MP, Peter Robinson.

Twenty-nine people including a woman pregnant with twins died in the 1998 Real IRA car bomb attack.

Of the 220 criminal damage claims, 214 have been resolved with approximately 7.5m paid in compensation, Mr Hain added.

Earlier this year, County Armagh man Sean Hoey was the first person charged with murder in relation to the bombing.




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