Five feared dead after jeep enters water in Buncrana

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Five people are feared  dead and an infant is being treated in hospital after a vehicle, believed to be a jeep entered Lough Swilly in Buncrana. The car entered the water just after 7.15 tonight from the slipway used by the Buncrana Rathmullan ferry.

Emergency services were rushed to the scene.

Five people, two adult men, one adult woman and two young boys are feared dead. All are believed to be from Derry.

In a statement this evening, the North's Deputy First Minister Martin Mc Guinness said "My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the devastating tragedy unfolding in Buncrana this evening.  Our thoughts and appreciation must also be with the emergency services who have had to deal with this tragic situation."

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Pictures by Justin Mac Lochlainn