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Death of man and two children in Sligo believed to be accidental

The bodies of a man and his two children were discovered just after 9.30pm last night.

Update 4.05pm

THE DEATHS OF a man and his two children who were found at a house in Gurteen, Co Sligo last night are believed to have been the result of a tragic accident.

The 52-year-old man, his daughter, believed to be 12, and his son, believed to be aged 9, were discovered by gardaí who were called to the house at Morgara in Gurteen, Co Sligo at around 9.40pm last night.

It is believed the deaths may have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. All three were pronounced dead at the scene by a local doctor just before 11pm.

The scene has been preserved pending a full technical examination by the the Garda Technical Bureau, and the State pathologist is carrying out post mortem examinations today.

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