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Man (66) killed while trying to repair truck

Gardaí are describing it as a tragic accident.

The townland of Ballymackeogh near Newport.
The townland of Ballymackeogh near Newport.
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Updated at 10.30am

A MAN IN his 60s has died following what gardaí are describing as a tragic accident on the Tipperary-Limerick border last night.

The 66-year-old was working to repair a truck in Ballymackeogh when the accident took place at around 8.30pm.

Emergency services responded but he was pronounced dead at the scene, a garda spokesperson confirmed.

The man’s body has been taken to University Hospital Limerick and the local coroner has been notified.

The death will be investigated under the Coroners Act.

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(Updated with correct location at 10.30am)

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