Four of the five victims of recent road smashes in Northern Ireland remained in a critical condition in a Belfast hospital last night.
Three of the four battling to survive are children and remain in the paediatric intensive care unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.
One of the youngsters is a 10-year-old boy who was knocked down on Christmas Eve while walking on the Lough Road in Lurgan. Two cars were involved and one man was arrested following the accident.
In the same ward is five- year-old Stacey McGuigan and her four-year-old sister Saoirse.
The girls, both pupils at Holy Cross Primary School, were admitted to hospital following a collision in Crumlin which claimed the lives of their father and older sister.
West Belfast man James McGuigan (30) and his eight-year-old daughter Lorna died after their car struck a tree on the Ballyhill Road last Friday, December 22.
Requiem Mass was held for them at the St Oliver Plunkett Church in Lenadoon yesterday.
Tina McGuigan, the wife of the dead man and mother of Lorna and her injured sisters, sobbed through the service.
Meanwhile, one of two young men injured in a one-car collision in Co Down in the early hours of yesterday morning remained in a critical condition in the Royal last night.
His friend's condition has been described by a hospital spokeswoman as " stable".
The pair were rushed to hospital after a car they were travelling in left the Castlewellan Road near Clough.