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Man dies and seven others injured in Leitrim pile-up

The collision took place this morning just after 10am in on the N16.
Oct 30th 2014, 5:35 PM 35,222 3

Updated 5.35pm

A MAN HAS died and seven others injured following a four-vehicle crash in Leitrim.

The incident took place just after 10am this morning on the N16 near Diffreen, Manorhamilton.

The deceased man, aged in his 40s, was rushed to Sligo General Hospital with serious injures but was later pronounced dead.

The injuries of the seven others are not believed to be life-threatening. All were taken to hospital.

Three cars and one rigid-bodied lorry was involved in the crash.

The scene remains closed, and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Manorhamilton Garda Station on 071 – 9820620, the Garda Confidential Line on 1-800-666-111, or any Garda Station.

Originally published 3.50pm

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