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Tragic sudden death of 8 year old Cork schoolboy

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THE death of an eight-year-old boy is the north Cork town of Charleville is being treated today as a tragic sudden death.

The boy was discovered unresponsive at his home on the Cork-Limerick border early this morning.

Despite frantic efforts to stabilise his condition by the emergency services, he was pronounced dead before he could be rushed to hospital.

"It is desperate - everyone here is absolutely stunned. We just couldn't believe it when we heard," one neighbor said.

The body of the child remains at the scene and a female, aged 43, has been taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment.



The scene has been sealed-off by gardai, who were awaiting the attendance of the State Pathologist.

The post mortem examination expected to be carried out at Cork University Hospital (CUH) later this evening.