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Tragedy Gardaí investigate death of boy (9) at house in Co Donegal

The young boy's remains were removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where a postmortem examination will be carried out.

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Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital

Gardaí are investigating the death of a child in Co Donegal.

The nine-year-old was found unresponsive in a house in the St Johnston area of east Donegal last night and was then pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The young boy's remains were removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where a postmortem examination will be carried out.

The child's identity has not been released by gardaí.

A spokesperson said: "Gardaí received a report of the death of male child, nine years, that occurred at a house in the St Johnston area of Donegal on 14/06/2021.

"The child was pronounced dead at the scene after being found unresponsive.

"He has been removed to Letterkenny Hospital where a postmortem will take place, the results of which will determine the course of any further investigation."

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