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Motorcyclist killed in crash

A MOTORCYCLIST has been killed in a road crash in Meath.

The man, who is in his early 50s, died after his motorcycle collided with a car on the Millbrook Road in Oldcastle at 5.10pm yesterday.

The victim, who is from Eastern Europe, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel.

A female driver of the car was uninjured.

The victim's body was brought to Our Lady's Hospital in Navan where a post mortem examination will be carried out today.


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His body was taken to Grozny, capital of the volatile Chechnya region of Russia, and buried in a Muslim cemetery.


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