21/01/2019

Second Man Killed In Tree-Cutting Incident In A Week

A man in County Donegal has died after being involved in an accident while tree-cutting.

Named locally as 54-year-old John McBride, the victim died instantly at around 4.30pm on Sunday 20 January close to his home in Creeslough.

It is the second death of its kind to hit the area in just over a week.

The incident is being investigated.

On Friday 11 January, Kevin McElhinney lost his life when he was struck by part of a tree in Carndonagh while clearing the area.



(JG)

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