Hundreds of mourners attend funeral for bonfire fall victim, John Steele

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John Steele funeral today in Larne
John Steele funeral at present in Larne

The funeral cortege handed the location of the bonfire within the Antiville property in Larne the place John Steele died on Saturday.

Mr Steele, a window cleaner and father-of-two in his 30s, was serving to to assemble the towering pyre when the incident occurred.

The bonfire, constructed from stacked wood pallets, was greater than 50ft tall.

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The funeral service befell in Mr Steele’s dwelling within the Antiville property. A lot of mourners gathered exterior the home and listened to the service which was broadcast by speaker.

Mourners had been advised that Mr Steele had been an avid Liverpool fan with an curiosity in motorbikes and fishing.

They had been additionally advised that the household had been grateful to all these, together with the emergency providers, who helped Mr Steele on Saturday, they usually had been overwhelmed by the help that they had obtained since his demise.

His coffin was then carried from the home and alongside the road whereas the cortege adopted, previous the bonfire website and on in direction of Larne Cemetery.

Floral tributes adorned a wall close to the location the place Mr Steele fell.

It was certainly one of round 250 that had been in-built loyalist areas throughout Northern Eire to usher in the principle date within the Protestant loyal order parading season – the Twelfth of July.

The bonfire was taken down on Sunday afternoon and the remnants had been set alight at a vigil for Mr Steele on Sunday evening.

The council confirmed on Monday that an investigation had been instigated into the deadly fall.

The Antiville bonfire was located shut to a different within the Craigyhill property in Larne, which organisers consider has set a brand new world file because the tallest ever constructed.

The organisers of the Craighyill bonfire, which was set alight on Monday evening, went forward with their world file try in reminiscence of Mr Steele.

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The coffin of John Steele is introduced from his dwelling following his funeral service at his home in Larne, County Antrim. Mr. Steele fell to his demise on Saturday whereas serving to to construct a bonfire. Image date: Thursday July 14, 2022.

The coffin of John Steele is introduced from his dwelling following his funeral service at his home in Larne, County Antrim. Mr. Steele fell to his demise on Saturday whereas serving to to construct a bonfire. Image date: Thursday July 14, 2022.

The coffin of John Steele is carried by mourners following his funeral service at his home in Larne, County Antrim. Mr. Steele fell to his demise on Saturday whereas serving to to construct a bonfire. Image date: Thursday July 14, 2022.

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