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Criminal Investigation Into Westmeath Car Fire Underway

Thelma and Michael Egan died in the incident in Multyfarnham on Friday afternoon.

The Garda commissioner says a criminal investigation is under way into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two children in a car fire in Co Westmeath last Friday. 

5-year-old Thelma Egar and her brother, two-year-old Michael died in the fire.

Their mother, Lynn, remains in hospital. 

She is in a stable condition and is expected to survive.

Multyfarham priest John O'Brien, says the rural area has been left numbed by what happened:

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