A woman is mourning the loss of her daughter and both of her parents after a refuse lorry crashed into a crowd of people in Glasgow, killing six of them.
Jack Sweeney, Lorraine Sweeney, and Erin McQuade all died after the vehicle ploughed through a crowded shopping street in Glasgow’s George Square on Monday this week.
According to the Times newspaper, Jacqeline McQuade had been visiting a bank nearby when her parents and daughter were killed.
John Sweeney, a relative of Mr and Mrs Sweeney, posted on Facebook: "No words can describe the pain. R.I.P. Jack, Lorraine and Erin. Thoughts and prayers go out to the other families that lost loved ones as well."
The Record reports that all three were out Christmas shopping when they were hit by the vehicle.
Gillian Ewing, 52, Stephenie Tait, 29, and Jacqueline Morton, 51, all from Scotland, were also all killed.
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First minister Nicola Sturgeon at the scene
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Another tribute to the six people who lost their lives
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Tributes paid to the victims
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A police officer carries flowers
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Emergency services comfort an onlooker
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Six people are believed to have died in the crash
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Emergency services rush to George Sq, Glasgow, amid confusing reports
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The scene in George Square in Glasgow Scotland after it is understood a garbage truck, rear right, crashed into a group of pedestrians
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Image taken of the scene in George Sq by an onlooker
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Firemen survey the damage as evening falls
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The driver is also believed to have died, but police are not labelling the incident as "suspicious"
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Emergency services examine the vehicle
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A tent is erected in George Sq
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Overlooking the tragedy the Christmas lights of Gloasgow's central shopping district shine on
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Late last night a police officer remains on the scene
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Tributes for the victims have already started to pour in
The motor vehicle also injured ten further people, six of whom are still being treated in hospitals across Glasgow. The driver of the lorry also sustained injuries after the lorry crashed into a hotel.
George Square which was packed with Christmas shoppers and families at its annual winter carnival when the lorry mounted the pavement before crashing into the Millennium Hotel, next to Queen Street Station.
Messages of condolences have been issued by Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon, the prime minister David Cameron, and the Queen.
The Queen said her “thoughts and prayers” and those of her husband the Duke of Edinburgh were with the families of those killed and those who had been injured.
“This sad event is made even more difficult as it comes at Christmas time. I send my condolences to all the people of Glasgow,” she said.
Ms Sturgeon said the grief caused by the tragedy would be "raw".
"My thoughts are with everyone involved in the dreadful George Square incident."
"As the city wakes up this morning, the sheer sense of horror and grief that happened yesterday will be very, very raw for people,” she told BBC Radio Scotland.
Mr Cameron said: "I'm being kept fully briefed on the major incident in Glasgow. My thoughts are with the families of those involved and the emergency services."
A man was arrested yesterday as police investigated claims an offensive message was posted on to Twitter about the crash.
Police are still investigating what caused the incident.Reuse content