Man Dies In Farm Accident

An elderly man has been killed in an accident on a farm in County Westmeath.

The incident happened on the man's own farm near Athlone yesterday.

The man, who is believed to be in his 70s, became trapped in a slurry tank.

Gardai are investigating the incident.


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