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More tragedy for Omagh bomb family

Rescue workers and police search for survivors following following the Omagh bombing. Picture by Alan Lewis, Photopress

A Co Tyrone man who lost his wife, a daughter and unborn twins in the Omagh bomb is facing fresh grief after his second wife died suddenly.

The body of Michael Monaghan’s wife Roisin was found along the side of a road at Clogher in Co Tyrone last Tuesday.

It is believed the 44-year-old was walking her dog when she collapsed.

Mr Monaghan's first wife Avril, who was carrying twins, was killed in the 1998 Omagh bomb, which also claimed the life of his daughter Maura and mother-in-law Mary Grimes.

Mourners at her funeral at St McCartan’s Church in Augher on Saturday heard canon Noel McGahan described Roisin as a "beautiful person" and a "person of real depth".

Mary Grimes was killed in the1998 Omagh bomb along with her daughter Avril (30) who was pregnant with twins and her 18-month-old granddaughter Maura

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