Three teenagers have now died following a crush at a St Patrick’s Day party in Northern Ireland.
Two deaths were confirmed last night, but a third has now been announced this morning following an incident at a hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone.
Two of the teenagers were 17 and one was 16.
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The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said it received several calls last night following reports of a number of people having sustained serious injuries.
The incident at the Greenvale Hotel on Drum Road happened at about 9.30pm.
The venue had been hosting a St Patrick's Day event.
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton, of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, said: “At this stage the cause of the incident is unknown, however police have commenced a full investigation into the circumstances.
"While the exact cause of the incident is still unknown, there are reports of a crush at the scene.
"Our preliminary investigations show there was a crush towards the front door of this hotel.
"There looks like there was a large crowd of young people pushing up against the hotel."
He made a direct appeal for people with footage of the incident to hand it to the police, rather than posting it on social media.