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Hillsborough mum describes hugging her daughters' bodies

A mother who lost two daughters in the Hillsborough tragedy said that she "hugged" the bodies of her teenage daughters when she saw them lying dead side-by-side, an inquest has heard.

Sarah Hicks, 19, and her younger sister Victoria, 15, had been standing in the central pens behind the goal on the Leppings Lane terrace and died after being separated from their father, Trevor. Their mother Jenni was at the match but was sitting at a different part of the ground.

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Hillsborough father tried to revive daughter on way to hospital

ITV News North of England correspondent Damon Green reports

Hillsborough survivor Trevor Hicks has described how he believed his daughter was still alive as she was taken to hospital.

Trevor Hicks travelled to the hospital in the ambulance with his daughter Credit: PA

Giving evidence to the Hillsborough Inquest, Mr Hicks described the journey in the back of the crowded ambulance, as he and others tried to revive his young daughter.

`I was constantly trying not to stand on the person on the floor,' he said. 'Keeping on my feet was bad enough.'

Asked if Vicki was conscious or unconscious at that stage, he replied: "I have to say unconscious - but we were all of the opinion that she had a chance. I'm fairly certain that [the ambulanceman] Tony Edwards felt a pulse."

He told how Vicki was admitted to hospital, and a few minutes later pronounced dead.

"Once I realised there was nothing I could do for Vicki, my attention turned to Sarah, who in my understanding should have been in hospital by then."

At that stage, he told the court, he believed that Vicki was one of only eleven people who had died.

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