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Video: Ballymurphy massacre victim and his widow who died 45 years apart in joint funeral


A couple who died on the same day 45 years apart have been buried together after the widow passed away while her husband's remains lay in a morgue following exhumation.

Joseph Murphy, who was shot dead during the Troubles, was exhumed last year by order of a coroner investigating the disputed circumstances of the killing.

His widow, Mary (83), died on Monday after a battle with cancer as her husband's remains continued to lie in a Belfast morgue. The date of her death was the same date Mr Murphy died on in 1971.

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