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Man dies, woman injured after attack at a cemetery during funeral in Co Kerry

The incident shortly before midday in Rathass Cemetery in Tralee.

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Updated Oct 5th 2022, 6:15 PM

A MAN HAS died in an apparent stabbing at a funeral in Tralee, County Kerry. 

The victim, who was in his 40s, was at the funeral of a young woman from Killarney when a fight broke out.

The incident happened shortly before midday in the grounds of Rathass Cemetery in Tralee. The man was allegedly stabbed.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene when the man was discovered with serious injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance personnel and his body was taken to University Hospital Kerry.

A woman aged in her 40s was also taken to University Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Coroner has been notified and the services of a pathologist have been requested.

The scene is currently preserved by Kerry Divisional Scenes of Crime Unit for a full technical examination.

An incident room has been established at Tralee Garda Station and a Senior Investigating Officer has been appointed.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to this incident to come forward and for any person with camera footage to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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