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Five people dead and baby girl rescued after vehicle goes into water at pier in Donegal

Children are among the dead.
Mar 20th 2016, 11:55 PM 189,407 68

Updated: 11.55pm

FIVE PEOPLE HAVE died after a vehicle went into the water at a pier in Donegal this evening, Malin Head Coast Guard has confirmed.

Gardaí said a baby girl was rescued from the car with the assistance of a bystander. She is currently in a stable condition at Letterkenny University Hospital.

Five people were recovered from the water: one man, one woman, two male children, and a second female whose age is yet to be established.

The five bodies were taken to Letterkenny University Hospital where post-mortems are to be arranged.

The vehicle entered the water at about 7.30pm. Gardaí said they are treating the incident as “a tragic accident”.

The Sligo 118 Coast Guard helicopter, RNLI crews and gardaí were involved in the rescue.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses, and anyone with information is asked to contact Buncrana garda station on 074 9320540, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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