Priests and mourners watch as the victims' are coffins were carried into the church before the funeral service
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Buncrana tragedy: Drowning victims' funeral held in Derry

A woman whose family drowned off the Irish coast spoke to her youngest son shortly before the tragedy on Sunday, a priest at their funeral has said.

Ruth Daniels, 57, her daughter Jodie Lee, 14, Sean McGrotty, 49, and his sons Mark, 12, and Evan, eight, died when their car left Buncrana pier in County Donegal.

They were the mother, sister, partner and two sons of Louise James. The only survivor was her baby girl.

Ms James said the loss of her family had "broken hearts beyond repair".

BBC News NI's Keiron Tourish reports.

  • 24 Mar 2016
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