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An 8-year-old girl has been killed in a Cork farm accident, 11-year-old in critical condition

The older girl was airlifted to Cork University Hospital with critical injuries.

Image: Cork University Hospital via Google Maps

AN EIGHT-YEAR OLD girl has died in a farm accident in Cork while an 11-year-old girl is in hospital with critical injuries.

The incident involving farm machinery happened outside Newtownshandrum at around 6pm yesterday evening.

RTÉ reports that the girls were playing in a field when the bucket of a tractor fell on them.

Emergency services attended the scene and the younger girl was pronounced dead by a local GP.

The 11-year-old girl was airlifted to Cork University Hospital.

It’s reported that the girl who died was living in Limerick but was staying with friends while her parents visited their family in Latvia.

Gardai travelled to Dublin Airport to break the news on their return late last night.

A post mortem will take place today.

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