1. Abdallah siblings farewelled after Oatlands crash.
Siblings Sienna, 8, Angelina, 12, and Antony, 13, were farewelled yesterday, after being run down and killed on a footpath by an alleged drunk driver in Oatlands, Sydney.
2000 mourners attended the joint funeral, including NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the Prime Minister’s wife Jenny Morrison.
The employees of Danny Abdallah, the children’s father, formed a guard of honour outside the church as the white hearses arrived.
White doves and balloons in the shape of rosary beads were released above the coffins of the three children – pallbearers wore navy suits with coloured shirts underneath to represent the kid’s genders.
On the last day he spent with his father, Antony told his dad he wanted to dedicate his basketball game to fallen NBA legend Kobe Bryant. The 13-year-old's coffin was draped with Bryant's No.24 LA Lakers jersey.
Monsignor Shora Maree in his homily addressed Mr Abdallah and the children's mother Leila Geagea, praising them for their faith amid tragedy.
These "words of forgiveness... stunned the world," Mons Shora said.
"That doesn't come just from something human, that comes from the divine."