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Irish tourist killed in bike accident abroad

Brendan Farrelly A YOUNG Irish tourist has been killed in a motorcycle accident in Thailand.

Details about the tragedy were not being disclosed by the Department of Foreign Affairs last night.

But it confirmed that its consul in Bangkok was offering assistance to the family of the man who died.

It is understood the accident happened yesterday and the department was informed in the afternoon.

The man is the fourth Irish national to die abroad since the New Year. A teenage girl disappeared off a cruise ship in the Caribbean and two female students died in a house fire in Lorient in Brittany.

In Co Cork a young motorcyclist was killed yesterday when his bike was involved in a collision with a car.

The smash happened on the Cork to Carrigaline road shortly after 2pm. The 23-year-old victim suffered multiple injuries in the collision.

Paramedics rushed the motorcyclist to Cork University Hospital but he died shortly after being admitted. The accident forced the temporary closure of the road via Douglas at Moneygorney.

Garda sources indicated that the young victim, who has not been named yet, suffered serious head and neck injuries. The car driver was treated for shock.

In a separate crash yesterday in Co Kilkenny a man was killed and two people injured when a car and two other vehicles collided shortly after 7.50am.

The victim was named last night as Daniel Kirby (29) from Tramore, Co Waterford.

He was driving a Mitsubishi car involved in the smash. He died at the scene close to Mooncoin.

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