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Boy killed in farm accident
Superintendent John Galvin

Boy killed in farm accident

A FOURTREEN -year-old boy has died in an accident on a family farm in West Clare today. It is understood the boy sustained fatal injuries when a tractor overturned on him on the farm, which is situated between Ennistymon and Miltown Malbay.
The boy has not been identified pending notification of his wider family.
Garda Superintendent John Galvin said the gardaí responded to an emergency call that an accident had occurred on a farm at around 9am. The ambulance service was also tasked to the scene.
“The gardaí notified the coroner and the body was removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem is due to be carried out this evening.
“The Health and Safety Authority has also been notified and will visit the farm.”
The superintendent said the accident came as a big shock to the community. “I want to extend my sympathy on behalf of the gardaí to the young boy’s parents and immediate family, as well as his relatives and school friends and the West Clare community, he said.

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