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Funeral takes place for Slovakian man killed in Co Tyrone crash

Alinko Fejzula (left) and Patrick Kemenczei died in a car crash on the Dungannon Road near Moy on Sunday
Marie Louise McConville

MOURNERS gathered in Co Tyrone yesterday for the funeral of one of three people killed in a three-car collision last weekend.

The service for Alinko Fejzula, one of two Slovakian men who died in the crash, was held at St Patrick's Church in Dungannon.

The 21-year-old and his friend Patrick Kemenczei (27) died in the collision on the A29 Dungannon Road near Moy on Sunday afternoon.

The two men were travelling with Mr Fejzula's girlfriend, who remains in a critical condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital.

A woman who was travelling in one of the other cars passed away as a result of her injuries on Tuesday. She was Brigid McKenna from Emyvale in Co Monaghan.

Mrs McKenna had been travelling with her husband, Seamus, who is still in hospital with serious injuries.

Requiem Mass for the mother-of-three will take place today at 11am at St Patrick's Church, Corracrin. Burial will take place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page set up to raise funds to help the Slovakian men's families "with the funeral arrangements" had last night raised more than £6,500.

According to the page, Mr Fejzula and Mr Kemenczei were "very good friends".

"Patrick Kemenczei left his country and his family to come and live here and build his future. He was a really nice, friendly person who always wanted to help others," it said.

"Alinko Fejzula was living here with his parents. He was a really good man".

It is believed Mr Kemenczei's remains will be flown back to Slovakia, where he will be laid to rest.

Mr Kemenczei had worked with Wills Wheels car dismantlers in Dungannon until recently when he moved to a new job. Mr Fejzula had been working for the company for around four months when he died.

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