Girl Killed And 11-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Farm Accident

An eight-year-old girl has died and an 11-year-old girl seriously injured in a farm accident in Cork.

The incident occurred in Newtownshandrum, near Charleville, on Sunday evening.

It is believed the girls were playing in a field when a tractor bucket fell on top of them.

The eight-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene and the second girl is currently being treated at Cork University Hospital.

A post-mortem is due to be carried out today.


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