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Man and two children die in Co. Donegal after car plunges into Lough Foyle

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21/08/20 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA..Emergency services at the scene of tragic accident on the road between Muff and Quigleys Point in North East Donegal, it is believed a man and two children have died after the car they were travelling in entered the water at the roadside. Fire service from Derry and Donegal, HM Coastguard Rescue Helicopter R199 from Prestwick in Scotland and Garda attended the scene.Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Three people have died in Co. Donegal after a car plunged into Lough Foyle.

The accident happened at Three Trees, Quigley’s Point, on the Inishowen Peninsula just before 10.30pm last night.

The male driver, aged 49, and two children, a 14-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl, all died in the accident.

Their bodies have been taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for post mortems.

A woman who was in the car is understood to have escaped from the vehicle. She was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Gardaí and the emergency services have closed the crash scene up to the Point Inn for a forensic examination.

They are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the road from Muff towards Quigley’s Point between 10pm and 10.30pm last night, or anyone who was may have seen a Black Mitsubishi ASX registration number, 11 DL 1566 in the area, to contact Buncrana Garda Station on (074) 9320540, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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