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Tragedy as teen girl dies at Kodaline gig

Tragedy as teen girl dies at Kodaline gig

A 17-year-old girl tragically died while enjoying Kodaline's concert in Marlay Park on Friday with friends.

The young girl is from Co Kilkenny.

Medical staff on site assisted the teenager and she was rushed to Tallaght Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Gardai told Independent.ie the sudden death is not being treated as suspicious as it is understood the young girl had underlying health issues.

Concert promoters MCD Promotions have expressed their sympathy to the family and friends of the girl.

They said in a statement: “Kodaline and MCD’s immediate thoughts are with the family, relatives and friends of the deceased at their very sad loss.

“During the Kodaline concert at Marlay Park a 17-year-old girl with a pre-existing medical condition became ill.

“The on-site medical team of doctors and paramedics immediately treated the young lady who was transferred to hospital by one of the on site ambulances.

"Despite the best efforts of all medical teams, the young lady passed away in hospital.”

Almost 40,000 people attended the Kodaline concert on Friday July 8.