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Two die in separate drowning incidents in west Dublin and Cavan

A boy and a teenager have drowned in separate incidents in the Republic of Ireland.

A five-year-old boy died after he fell into a pond at a housing estate in west Dublin.

Emergency services were called to Belgree Lawns in Tyrrelstown after the boy was reported missing at about 09:30 BST on Monday.

He was pronounced dead a short time later. Police said the "tragic" death was not being treated as suspicious.

In another incident, a 16-year-old boy died after getting into difficulty while swimming in a lake in County Cavan.

It happened in Killykeen Forest Park near Cavan town shortly after 15:00 BST on Monday.

The teenager was recovered from the water and transferred to Cavan General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A post-mortem examination is to be carried out.

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