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Boy (4) killed in Mayo farming accident

A tractor was involved in the accident, it was confirmed
A tractor was involved in the accident, it was confirmed

A four-year-old boy has been killed in the nation's latest agricultural accident.

The tragedy occurred at a farm near Belmullet Co Mayo shortly after 8.20pm yesterday evening.

The boy was on holiday in the area visiting family with his parents when the incident took place.

A tractor was involved in the accident, the HSE confirmed. 

The youngster was rushed to Belmullet District Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.

A post-mortem is due to take place in Ballina tomorrow.

The scene has been preserved for technical examination.

Gardai and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating the incident.