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8-year-old tragically killed in farming accident

8-year-old tragically killed in farming accident

An 8-year-old girl has died after a farming accident in Co Mayo this evening.

Gardaí have confirmed that the young girl was fatally injured in an incident involving a tractor on a farm in Lismolin, Co Mayo at around 5pm.

She was brought to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar where she was later pronounced dead.

Gardaí in Westport and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have launched separate investigations into the tragic death.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow.

So far this year seven people have lost their lives on Irish farms, while the figures show that 18 deaths occurred last year.