Toddler Dies In Unfinished Housing Estate

A young child has died after going missing in an unfinished housing estate near Athlone, County Westmeath.

The 2-year-old boy was found in a pool of water after claims he squeezed through a gap in a mesh fence. It is believed he was following his dog.

He wandered from his home at Hazelwood around midday.

Gardaí are treating the death as a tragic accident.

Inspectors from the Health and Safety Authority were on site to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.


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