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Boy dies in slurry pit incident on Antrim farm

The boy’s father is said to be fighting for his life in a Belfast hospital.

A YOUNG boy died in an incident involving a slurry tank at a farm outside Dunloy, Co. Antrim yesterday.

The boy’s 51-year-old father was also involved in the incident and is believed to be fighting for his life in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast according to UTV.

The PSNI have confirmed that they are investigating the incident in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive in Northern Ireland.

The incident follows a tragedy near Hillsborough in 2012 when a father and his two sons died after inhaling fumes at slurry tank.

A 50-year-old man also died in Cavan late last year in another incident involving a slurry tank.

 

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