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Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 July 2006, 12:57 GMT 13:57 UK
Town 'devastated' by crash deaths
Mourners following Anita's funeral cortege
Hundreds of mourners followed Anita Swift's funeral cortege
The funerals of two young people who died in a weekend car crash in County Fermanagh have taken place.

Anita Swift, 16, and Jonathan McDonald, 21, both from Newtownbutler, were among four people killed in the accident near Lisnaskea on Sunday.

Hundreds of people lined the route of both funerals, which were held at St Mary's church in Newtownbutler.

Parish priest Father Michael King, who led both services, said the community was "devastated" by the deaths.

"How many times have you heard a mother or father express the sentiment - 'when they go out we worry until they come home'," he said.

Anita was buried following Requiem Mass on Tuesday morning while Jonathan's funeral was held several hours later.

Members of Jonathan McDonald's GAA club forming a guard of honour
Members of Jonathan McDonald's GAA club paid their respects
The pair were among six people who were in the car which struck a tree on the Lisnaskea to Newtownbutler Road.

The other victims, who were all in the back seat, were Danica Mary O'Rourke, 17, and Peter Leonard, 21, both from Lisnaskea.

They will be buried on Wednesday.

A 19-year-old man, arrested in connection with the accident, was released on police bail pending further inquiries.

The arrested man, who was driving, and the front-seat passenger were taken to hospital. Their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

The families of all four victims have appealed to young drivers to slow down and take care.


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