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Omagh man writes book for victims

Omagh bomb scene
Twenty-nine people were killed in the Omagh bomb

A man who lost three generations of his family in the 1998 Omagh bomb atrocity has written a book in their memory.

Almost 200 people turned up for the launch of 'Till we meet again' by Mick Grimes on Monday night.

The book starts with Mr Grimes's account of rural life in Northern Ireland.

It goes on to describe the day his wife Mary, daughter Avril, who was pregnant with twins, and granddaughter Maura were killed in the Real IRA attack.

Twenty-nine people and the unborn twins were murdered in the atrocity.

Next week will see the 10th anniversary of the attack and Mr Grimes said it was the right time to write the book.

"Sometimes my wife suggested that I would write something but I never got round to it," he said.

"Then it occurred to me that this would be a good time to do it, do it and do a dedication to her."

His daughter-in-law Sinead, said the family was very proud of Mick.

"It is a very emotional evening of course but the whole family are very proud of Mick and his achievements and we known that Mary, Avril and Maura would be too," she said.

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