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Two children killed in quad bike crash in Portugal

A third child injured in the crash is currently in intensive care.

Footage of the scene of the accident.
Footage of the scene of the accident.

TWO CHILDREN HAVE been killed in a quad bike crash in the Coimbra district of Portugal.

The incident occurred on 27 June when three children were offered a ride on a quad bike, according to local media reports.

The vehicle crashed and one of the children – a six-year-old Portuguese boy – died at the scene.

Two English children injured in the crash were taken to hospital. However the five-year-old boy died of his injuries yesterday.

A statement released by the Children’s Hospital of Coimbra said the brother of the boy who died, a seven-year-old, remains hospitalised in the intensive care unit.

A British man, who is believed to have been driving the vehicle, fled the scene but was later arrested and appeared before a judge on Saturday charged with homicide.

Media reports in Portugal and in Ireland initially suggested one of the boys was Irish but the Irish Daily Star, who spoke to his father, confirmed there is no Irish connection.

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