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Garda investigation after two men found dead in Waterford hostel

Toxicology tests will be carried out as part of the Garda probe in to the deaths.

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GARDAÍ IN WATERFORD are keeping an open mind following the discovery of the bodies of two men at a hostel in the city.

The first man was found unresponsive shortly after 5pm yesterday at a hostel in Bath Street in the city. The middle aged man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí subsequently found another man unresponsive in a bed on site. Efforts were made to revive him but he was pronounced dead a short time later. This man was also in his 40s or 50s.

The Office of the State Pathologist has been informed and post mortem examinations will be performed on both men. Both bodies were transferred to the morgue in Waterford.

The course of the investigation will be determined by the results of the post mortem examinations. It is understood that there is nothing pointing to suspicious activity surrounding the deaths at this juncture.

Toxicology tests will be carried out as part of the Garda probe in to the deaths.

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Gardaí are attempting to ascertain the last known movements of the two men.

One of the men is believed to have been a client of homeless charities in the city.

Files on the deaths will be prepared for the Coroner in Waterford. Inquests will follow in the New Year.

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