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Sunday 19 November 2017

Toddler killed in van tragedy

A TODDLER was tragically killed when he was accidentally hit by a van while he was playing outside his home.

The body of 18-month-old Rokas Sinkevicius -- killed in an accident in Kilkenny city on Thursday last week -- will be flown home to his native Lithuania over the coming days.

The little boy died outside his home at College Avenue on the Callan Road on the outskirts of the city.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 4pm. The boy was rushed to St Luke's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver remained at the scene and spoke to gardai.

Gardai said that the matter was still under investigation but that they were treating the incident as "a tragic accident".

The funeral Mass took place at St Patrick's Church on Tuesday morning.

Irish Independent

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