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Cork : Man's body found in slurry pit on a farm

The body has been removed from a farm outside Cork city Image copyright RTE
Image caption The body has been removed from a slurry pit on a farm outside Cork city

An investigation is under way after a man's body was discovered in a slurry pit in the Republic of Ireland.

The body has been removed from the farm outside Cork city and a post-mortem examination will take place at Cork University Hospital on Friday.

A formal identification process is also expected to take place on Friday.

The discovery was made close to an area where a mobile phone belonging to a man, who has been missing since before Christmas, was found.

31-year-old Diarmuid Twomey went missing after a night out with his partner.

He was last seen near Fairhill in Cork city in the early hours of 20 December.

Extensive searches involving gardaĆ­ (Irish police), search dog teams and a coast guard helicopter have since taken place.

Mr Twomey's phone was found in a farmyard at Ballinahina, but no further trace of him was found since.

Thursday's discovery was made on a neighbouring farm.

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