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Carnage on Fermanagh roads as two are killed in two days

By Linda McKee

Two people have lost their lives in just two days following traffic collisions on Co Fermanagh's roads.

Gardai last night confirmed that a 56-year-old woman died on a border road between Belleek and Pettigo following a collision yesterday afternoon.

The woman, believed to be from the Donegal area, was driving a car which collided with another car at Drumgun near Pettigo at 1.30pm.

A front seat male passenger in the same car was taken to Sligo General Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the other car was uninjured. The road was closed yesterday afternoon as gardai examined the scene.

Meanwhile, the 17-year-old killed in a horrific road crash in Brookeborough in the east of the county was last night named as Noel Donaghy, from Suffolk in west Belfast. He had been a front seat passenger in a 4x4 vehicle.

His parents were last night at the bedside of his brother, who was in critical condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast along with another victim of the collision. Both are in their 20s.

Another four people, including a seven-year-old boy and a girl aged 10, were also treated in hospital following the collision on Monday afternoon.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A man was arrested last night over the Brookeborough collision.

The 23-year-old was held on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death and grievous bodily harm.

The crash, on the A4 to Enniskillen close to the Tempo turn off, brought the death toll on Northern Ireland's roads to 70 so far this year.

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