Glasgow & West Scotland

Silent vigil for bin lorry crash victims in Glasgow

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Media captionCatriona Renton describes the scene at the vigil

More than 1,000 people have taken part in a two-minute vigil for the victims of the Glasgow bin lorry crash.

The crowd stood in silence in the city's Royal Exchange Square where the lorry first went out of control before killing six people.

Erin McQuade, 18, and her grandparents Jack, 68, and Lorraine Sweeney, 69, all from Dumbarton, were killed.

Gillian Ewing, 52, of Edinburgh, Stephanie Tait, 19, and Jacqueline Morton, 51, both of Glasgow, also died.

Four people remain in two Glasgow hospitals following the crash on Monday 22 December.

Image caption Jack Sweeney, his wife Lorraine and their granddaughter Erin McQuade, Gillian Ewing and Stephenie Tait were all killed after the bin lorry went out of control

A 14-year-old girl, an 18-year-old woman and a 64-year-old woman are in a stable condition in Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

The 57-year-old male driver of the bin lorry remains stable in the Western Infirmary.

Organiser David McCallum helped arrange the vigil after setting up a Facebook page in support of those affected.

He said he was immediately contacted by thousands of people.

Image caption People of all ages paid their respects
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Image caption Candles were lit for the victims
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Image caption A two-minute silence was observed for those affected by the tragedy
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Mr McCallum said: "Last year during the Clutha crash, I did something similar. I ended up getting unbelievable support from all over the world.

"Today we are here to remember the six people who died in the bin lorry crash.

"Everyone is showing support and wishing they could do more to help out."

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