Three teenagers killed in crush at St Patrick’s Day party in Northern Ireland

Three teenagers have now died following a crush at a St Patrick’s Day party in Northern Ireland.

Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 8:32 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 10:15 am

Two deaths were confirmed last night, but a third has now been announced this morning following an incident at a hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone.

Two of the teenagers were 17 and one was 16.

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The incident at the Greenvale Hotel on Drum Road happened at about 9.30pm.

The venue had been hosting a St Patrick's Day event.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton, of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, said: “At this stage the cause of the incident is unknown, however police have commenced a full investigation into the circumstances.

"While the exact cause of the incident is still unknown, there are reports of a crush at the scene.

"Our preliminary investigations show there was a crush towards the front door of this hotel.

"There looks like there was a large crowd of young people pushing up against the hotel."

He made a direct appeal for people with footage of the incident to hand it to the police, rather than posting it on social media.