Boy, 10, dies after being hit by car in County Offaly

A 10-year-old boy has died following a traffic collision in the Republic of Ireland.

The boy was walking along a road in Ballykilmurray, about two miles outside the town of Tullamore, when he was hit by a car.

The crash happened at about 09:15 BST. The child was taken to Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore by ambulance, but was later pronounced dead.

The road has been closed for a forensic examination of the scene.

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