Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Crash 'A Consequence of Human Folly'

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Crash 'A Consequence of Human Folly'

Article excerpt

CANDLES have been lit in memory of those who died in the Glasgow bin lorry crash, on the first anniversary of the tragedy.

A two-minute silence was also held at a special commemorative service in Glasgow Cathedral, attended by bereaved families, injured survivors, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and members of the emergency services who helped at the scene of the crash in Queen Street on December 22 last year.

Seven candles were lit - one for each of the six victims and a seventh for all those injured and affected by the crash.

Organised by Glasgow Churches Together, the service was led by the Right Rev Dr Gregor Duncan, the Scottish Episcopal Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, and the cathedral was full to its 700-seat capacity. During his reflection, Mr Duncan revealed he was in Queen Street at the time of the crash.

"My situation was many, many worlds away from the terror and horror of being caught up in the day itself," he said.

"No one but those directly involved in that day and the long days since can presume to know what that was like. …

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