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27 Nov 2021

Inquest told how brave Dungloe woman helped others before she died from injuries sustained in accident

Inquest told how brave Dungloe woman helped others before she died from injuries sustained in accident
Declan Magee declan.magee@donegaldemocrat.com @dgldemocrat

Our front page today tells how a Donegal lay missionary helped colleagues involved in a road accident in Ethiopia before she died of injuries she sustained in the crash.

The accident happened in 2005.

A coroner's court heard yesterday how Joyce Campbell (pictured) from Meenmore, Dungloe displayed remarkable bravery in July 2005 when the accident happened while she was on a visit to Ethiopia teaching English with the Vincentian Lay Missionaries.

She died about two hours after the Land Rover she was travelling in left the road and fell into a ravine.

The inquest at Letterkenny coroner’s court heard that she had helped two Irish men injured in the accident from the ravine and into a truck which took them to hospital. Joyce died in the truck before they reached hospital.

For more see today's Donegal Democrat

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