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Twin boys drown in Dalgety Bay garden pond

Police cordon around the house in Fife
Image caption Police officers and Scottish Ambulance Service personnel were called at about 08:20 GMT

Two-year-old twins have died after apparently falling into a garden pond in Dalgety Bay in Fife.

Police officers and Scottish Ambulance Service personnel were called at about 08:20 after the boys were found in what is thought to be a fish pond.

The boys were taken to Kirkcaldy's Victoria Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

A police investigation is under way and Police Scotland has said officers are supporting the family.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "We received a call around 08:20 on Saturday following a report of concern for two children.

'Heartbreaking'

"Two male twins, aged two-years-old, had reportedly drowned in a fish pond and officers attended with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

"The children were taken to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy where they sadly died.

"Officers are supporting the family at this time. Inquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing."

Cowdenbeath MSP Alex Rowley said: "This is awful news and it's every parent's worst nightmare.

"The loss of two young lives from the same family is heartbreaking.

"My thoughts and prayers, and those of the whole community, are with the family."

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