There young people have now died as a result of yesterday evenings incident at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown.
Emergency services attended the scene after a number of calls were made to the 999 control room describing a ‘crush’ incident.
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, has expressed her sincere sorrow at the news that three young people have died in Cookstown following a celebration of St Patrick’s Day at the Greenvale Hotel.
“I am deeply sorry to hear that three young people tragically lost their lives at a hotel in Cookstown. They were joining others in what should have been an evening for celebration. My thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends at this extremely difficult time.
“I have spoken this morning to ACC Mark Hamilton of the PSNI who is leading the investigation alongside the Heath and Safety Executive and I asked to be kept updated. I want to thank the Police, Ambulance and Fire Services for all that they did last night in responding to this incident.”