Ten-year-old boy dies in 'tragic slurry accident'

A 10-year old boy has died and his father is fighting for his life after they were overcome by slurry fumes, sources said.

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'Thoughts with family' of slurry victims in North Antrim

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.

It is deeply distressing to hear of another slurry tank tragedy.

The involvement of a young boy makes it all the more heart rendering.

The risks which farming families face are often not fully understood in the wider community.

– Leader of the Traditional Unionist Voice party Jim Allister

Northern Ireland farming accident probed

Health and safety experts are investigating today's farming accident in County Antrim, a spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said:

Police can confirm that the Health and Safety Executive are currently conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a farming accident in Dunloy on Saturday, June 7.

At the request of family members police will not be releasing any further details at this time.

– PSNI statment

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Ten-year-old boy dies in 'tragic slurry accident'

The boy died after an incident on a farm in Dunloy, County Antrim. Credit: Google Maps

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."

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