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Funeral takes place for identical twins who both died after cancer diagnosis

The funeral has taken place for two identical twin brothers who passed away at the weekend within hours of each other after both were diagnosed with cancer.

Polish twins Waldemar and Krzysztop Kropidlowski aged 62 and originally from Gdansk moved to Northern Ireland eight years ago.

Family and Friends walk behind the coffin's of twin brothers Waldemar and Krzysztop Kropidlowski from St Peter's church in Lurgan. Pic by Peter Morrison
Family and Friends walk behind the coffin's of twin brothers Waldemar and Krzysztop Kropidlowski from St Peter's church in Lurgan. Pic by Peter Morrison
Family and Friends walk behind the coffin's of twin brothers Waldemar and Krzysztop Kropidlowski from St Peter's church in Lurgan. Pic by Peter Morrison
Family and Friends walk behind the coffin's of twin brothers Waldemar and Krzysztop Kropidlowski from St Peter's church in Lurgan. Pic by Peter Morrison
Family and Friends walk behind the coffin's of twin brothers Waldemar and Krzysztop Kropidlowski from St Peter's church in Lurgan. Pic by Peter Morrison
Family and Friends comfort each other as the funeral of twin brothers Waldemar and Krzysztop Kropidlowski from St Peter's church in Lurgan. Pic by Peter Morrison
Family and Friends walk behind the coffin's of twin brothers Waldemar and Krzysztop Kropidlowski from St Peter's church in Lurgan. Pic by Peter Morrison

They both received their diagnosis while in hospital in September.

Waldemar's daughter, Beata, told the Irish News: "My uncle Krzysztop was told he had breast cancer and two hours later we learned my dad had stomach cancer while they were being cared for in the same ward, even the hospital staff couldn't believe it.

"My uncle died last Friday after 5pm and my dad died the following morning shortly before 11am.

"It has come as such a shock as my dad hadn't been really that sick. They were very close and saw each other every day. They were just typical twins."

The joint requiem mass was held at St Peter's Church.

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