MAKESHIFT MEMORIAL: Some of the flowers left at the scene of the collision.
MAKESHIFT MEMORIAL: Some of the flowers left at the scene of the collision. Samantha Elley

Town mourns children and dad lost in Dyraaba tragedy

THE corner of McDonalds Bridge Rd and Martins Rd at Dyraaba, a quiet country area, has turned into a makeshift memorial.

The scene of the car crash that caused the deaths of Shaun Zagar and his children Kaleb, six, and Zara, five, last week, has been decorated with flowers and messages from mourners.

One card reads: "You were all taken away way too soon."

That's the common feeling as Casino mourns the unnecessary loss of three lives.

Social media sites have been flooded with well-wishes and sadness from people Australia-wide.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who have lost their life this morning," said one post on a Casino Facebook page.

Casino Public School, where Kaleb and Zara were students, has received much of the support that has brought the community closer.

A continuing stream of flowers, cards and emails from other schools and even ex-staff members have made their way to the small primary school.

The school has been offered counselling for staff and students in the wake of the tragedy.

Principal Garry Carter wanted to express his thanks to everyone who has been so supportive.

"Casino Public School would like to thank their school community and surrounding schools for their support and condolences in thinking of the Zagar family, our students and staff," Mr Carter said.



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