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Accident victim's body is exhumed
Anita Swift (L) and Danica O'Rourke who died in the crash
Anita Swift (L) and Danica O'Rourke who died in the crash
The body of one of the teenage girls who died in a car crash in Fermanagh has been exhumed after it emerged the wrong person had been buried.

A body, believed to be Anita Swift, 16, was buried on Tuesday but exhumed next day. Tests indicated the body was that of Danica O'Rourke, 17.

Anita was buried after a private ceremony at 0630 BST on Thursday.

The coroner admitted there had been "initial misidentification". Danica will be buried on Friday in Lisnaskea.


Tests, including DNA analysis, were used to show that the body in Anita's grave was in fact Danica.

A statement issued by the coroner said that given the confusion surrounding the information at hand, there was "an initial physical misidentification concerning the female fatalities".

Anita's family said they were absolutely devastated.

Two men in their early 20s also died in the crash on the Lisnaskea to Newtownbutler Road on Sunday.

They were Jonathan McDonald, 21, from Newtownbutler and Peter Leonard, 21, both from Lisnaskea.

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