Wednesday 23 August 2017

Four-year-old boy dies in farming accident in Mayo

A tractor was involved in the accident (stock photo)
A tractor was involved in the accident (stock photo)
Adam Cullen

Adam Cullen

A four-year-old boy has been killed in the nations latest agricultural accident.

The tragedy occurred at a farm near Belmullet Co Mayo shortly after 8.20pm this evening.

The boy was on holiday in the area visiting family with his parents when the incident took place.

A tractor was involved in the accident.

The youngster was rushed to Belmullet District Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.

A post-mortem is due to take place in Ballina tomorrow.

The scene has been preserved for technical examination.

Gardai and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating the incident.

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