The first weeks events

  • First reports

    21 died at the scene, hundreds more were injured. Of the injured, 11 are described as critical. First reports said that 113 had been detained in hospital.
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  • Political leaders return to UK

    As the stunned people of Tyrone and Donegal tried to take in the horror, news of the atrocity encircled the earth.
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  • Volunteers arrive to help

    Volunteers from all over the province and from the South arrived at the hospitals, that were treating the injured, to offer help. Spanish doctors flew into Northern Ireland with relatives of the injured to work along side hospital staff.
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  • Names released

    Police officially released the names of the 28 people who had died. The final total of 29 was reached 3 weeks later, on the 5th September, when Sean McGrath died in hospital.
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  • Call for more blood donors

    Medics reiterated their call for donors to come forward to replenish blood supplies. More than 600 units of blood were used in the first two days to treat the victims of the bomb but more supplies were needed to treat those patients still in hospital.
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  • The flowers

    Floral tributes arrived, in their thousands, from around the world. At the end of one message the heartfelt words "We came because we care". The tributes came from throughout Ireland, the UK mainland and from across the world.
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  • Manuel Blasco pledges to return

    The father of the Spanish boy killed in Omagh pledged to defy the terrorists by sending his other children on summer courses in Ireland.
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