Woman killed in cattle attack on family farm
A woman has been killed after she was attacked by cattle on a family farm in Co Derry.
The pensioner, who has been named locally as Brigid McKeefry and is aged in her 70s, was rushed to the Causeway Hospital for treatment.
However she later died from her injuries and a post-mortem is taking place.
The tragic incident happened on the family farm off Carhill Road in Garvagh at about 2.30pm when the woman was attacked by cattle.
It is understood Mrs McKeefry had been working with livestock at the time.
DUP east Londonderry MLA Adrian McQuillan expressed his sympathies to the elderly woman's family.
Mr McQuillan said late last night: "This news is very shocking to the entire close-knit community of Garvagh and the surrounding areas.
"The family were well-known in the farming community and I understand the woman in her 70s was killed by cattle on the family farm, this evening.