Europe

18-month-old boy killed in County Cork farm accident

An 18-month-old boy has died in a farm accident in the Republic of Ireland.

The accident happened about 12:00 BST close to the boy's home near Killeagh, County Cork.

It is understood the boy was killed when he was struck by a tractor on the farm.

The boy's death is being treated as an accident. His body has been taken to Cork University Hospital, where a post-mortem examination will be conducted.

Irish police have started an investigation and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has also been informed.