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School Pays Tribute To Pupil Who Died In Westmeath Car Fire

Thelma and her two year old brother Michael died in the incident on Friday evening. 

The five-year-old girl who died in car fire in Westmeath is being remembered as a warm, happy and vibrant member of St. Cremin’s National School. 

Thelma and her two year old brother Michael died in the incident on Friday evening. 

Their mum Lynn Egar is in hospital with serious injuries. 

The school says staff and students were devastated to learn of the sudden death of a beloved member of their school community. 

They are offering their sincere condolences to friends and family members as they come to terms with this tragic loss of life. 

The Principal Karl Dermody says their next priority will be to take every step to ensure that the needs of our pupils and their families are met, at this challenging time. 

Pupils and school staff will be offered support to help them deal with this tragedy. 

Psychologists from the National Educational Psychological Services attended the school yesterday, to support staff and parents.

NEPS are back in the school today to support the children. 
 

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