Families 'devastated' after two Cork men die in Canada crash

Irishmen are believed to have been killed after their car overturned in Manitoba

Families 'devastated' after two Cork men die in Canada crash

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The family of two Cork man killed in a car crash in Canada have said they are devastated by their deaths.

Cathal Murphy, from Bandon, and Raymond McCann, from Kanturk, are believed to have died after their car overturned over the weekend. 

Media outlets in Canada said the pair were found in a vehicle near Melita, in Manitoba, on Saturday morning. It is believed Mr Murphy was 33, while Mr McCann was 42. 

The Department of Foreign Affairs earlier said it had received no request for consular assistance but that it was ready to provide support if needed.

In a statement issued tonight through the department, Mr Murphy's family said they were "devastated at the death of our much loved son and brother".

Mr McCann's family also expressed their sadness at the death of "a much loved father and brother". 

"We are very thankful for all the support shown to us at this difficult time," the two families said.

"We would ask, however, that the media would now respect our privacy as we try to come to terms with our loss.

"We will not be making any further public comment."