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Man killed by falling tree

A MAN in his 40s was killed yesterday when a tree fell on him in a freak accident.

John O'Donoghue, from Skibbereen, Co Cork, sustained fatal injuries after he became trapped beneath a tree he was cutting down.

The accident happened shortly before 4pm at a farm in Church Cross, four miles west of Skibbereen town.

Mr O'Donoghue, who worked as a farm hand and grave digger, was found dead by the farmer who owned the land at 4pm.

Irish Independent