ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND, NOV. 9 -- When 6 feet of stone and rubble buried Marie Wilson and her father, they held hands and tried to comfort each other until help came.

Gordon Wilson said he asked his 20-year-old daughter four times how she was. Each time she replied she was all right.

"I asked her the fifth time and she said, 'Daddy, I love you very much.' Those were her last words," Wilson, sobbing, told reporters today. His daughter was one of 11 people -- all civilians -- killed by the terrorist blast.

The outlawed Irish Republican Army admitted today that it had set the bomb, intending to kill soldiers. The explosion was believed to be the worst in Northern Ireland in 15 years in terms of civilian casualties.

Wilson said that five minutes after the explosion, rescuers were pulling him out of the rubble.

Wilson, 60, said he told them, "Boys, I'm all right. But for God's sake my daughter is lying right beside me and I don't think she's too well. She's dead."

But Marie Wilson, a nurse, was alive when she was pulled from the rubble. She underwent five hours of surgery for brain damage, a crushed pelvis and severe internal bleeding. Doctors said she died 10 minutes after she emerged from surgery.

Wilson's story was one of the most poignant from survivors who had gathered around the town war memorial to attend a parade and wreath-laying in honor of the United Kingdom's war dead.

"For the last 40 years I've gone to the Enniskillen Remembrance Day ceremony," said Wilson, director of a women's apparel company. "Marie said she'd like to come. Her mum couldn't because she plays organ at church {and she} said she'd have to be there.

"It wasn't a loud explosion. I was pushed forward on my face and the rubble of the wall and the railings fell on top of us and I thought I was not badly hurt," he continued. "I then felt somebody holding my hand quite firmly. It was Marie and she said, 'Are you all right, Daddy.' I said 'yes.' "

Wilson said his daughter responded that she was all right and they held hands "all the while."