A seven year old boy has died in an incident with a steam traction engine and a trailer at Beamish Museum, on the first weekend of the summer holidays.
They say it appears that he suffered serious head injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Lucy Taylor reports from the Museum.
Beamish Museum has reopened on Monday, the day after the incident. In a statement, the museum said visitors would be disappointed if the museum did not open:
Police were called to the Museum by the Ambulance Service.
The engine driver has been taken to hospital and is being treated for shock. Police say they will question him as a witness at an appropriate time.
The identities of those involved has not been released but neither of them were visitors to the Museum.
Police Detectives and the Health and Safety Executive are at the scene and have mounted a joint investigation. They are seeking more witnesses to the incident.