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North Antrim Assembly member Jim Allister has said his thoughts are with the family of a 10-year old boy who died, along with a father who is fighting for his life, after they were overcome by apparent slurry fumes
The tragedy is the latest in a series to rock the agricultural community in Northern Ireland.
Health and safety experts are investigating today's farming accident in County Antrim, a spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said:
A 10-year old boy has died and his father is fighting for his life after they were overcome by slurry fumes, sources said.
The 51-year-old father and his son were working on a farm near Dunloy, Co Antrim, when the accident happened.
Emergency services attended the scene but were unable to save the boy.
The father is fighting for his life in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.
Ballymoney mayor John Finlay said: "There has been a tragic farm accident and I would like to say that the family are in my thoughts."