Farm Tragedy: Funeral For Rugby Star's Family
Nevin Spence, a rising Ulster rugby star, and his brother Graham died trying to pull their father Noel from a slurry tank.
Three members of one family who died after falling into a slurry tank on their farm will be laid to rest today.
Nevin Spence, a rising star with the Ulster rugby team, and his brother Graham died trying to save the life of their father Noel.
The triple funeral has been described as a "service of thanksgiving" for the three men. They were close in life and perished together when a rescue mission went tragically wrong.
Noel, 58, is believed to have fallen into the tank while attempting to retrieve a dog. Graham, 30, and 22-year-old Nevin both tried to reach their father.
Their sister Emma was also overcome by the fumes but paramedics managed to revive her. She and her sister Laura are comforting their mother Essie at their home near Hillsborough.
Northern Ireland has been stunned by the tragedy. The service is for family and friends but thousands are expected to line the route of the procession to Ballynahinch Baptist Church.