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Dublin: 1 °C Saturday 18 January, 2020

Boy, 5, dies after accident at his home in Cork

The boy was pronounced dead earlier today after an accident at his home near White’s Cross.

White's Cross in Cork (File photo)
White's Cross in Cork (File photo)
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A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy has died following an accident at his home near White’s Cross just outside Cork city earlier today.

Gardaí said emergency services were called to a house near White’s Cross at around 1.30pm this afternoon. It is believed a large household object – reported to be a fireplace – fell on the boy.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The scene of the accident has been sealed off pending a technical examination by gardaí and the local coroner in Cork has been notified.

A garda spokesperson said that the incident is being treated as a tragic accident.

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