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Gerard Bradley: Funeral of Perth building site victim takes place

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Media captionFr Brendan Mulhall: "In one single moment their whole lives were turned upside down"

The funeral of a County Londonderry man who was killed in an accident on a building site in Western Australia has taken place.

Gerard Bradley, who was 29 and from Ringsend, was buried after Requiem Mass in St Malachy's Church in Coleraine.

He was killed alongside Omagh man Joe McDermott after a concrete slab fell on them both in Perth.

Hundreds of people attended Mr Bradley's funeral.

In his homily, Fr Brendan Mulhall spoke of how one single moment in time had changed the lives of the Bradley family forever.

"In one single moment they found themselves caught up in the middle of a situation that you would not wish on anyone," he said.

"There's always something immensely painful about the death of a young person."

The body of Mr McDermott, who was 24, arrived home on Friday.

His funeral is due to take place on Monday.

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Image caption Mr Bradley died after an accident on a building site in Perth, Australia.
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Image caption Requiem Mass for Mr Bradley was held at St Malachy's Church in Coleraine.

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