Eight-year-old girl dies in County Cork road accident

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Image caption A female passenger in the same car was taken to hospital with critical injuries

An eight-year-old girl has died in a road traffic accident in the Republic of Ireland.

Two cars were involved in a collision at Owenahincha Cross in Clonakilty, County Cork, at around 15:00 BST.

The girl was fatally injured and her body has been removed to Cork University Hospital.

A female passenger, who was in the same car, is currently in hospital with critical injuries.

The driver of the car and three other passengers received minor injuries.

The driver, and sole occupant, of the other car is also being treated for minor injuries.

Irish police have appealed for witnesses.