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Child dies at Beamish Museum

A seven-year-old boy was killed in an incident with a steam traction engine and trailer at the Beamish Museum on July 25.

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Witness describes attempts to save child at Beamish Museum

A visitor has described how paramedics desperately tried to bring the boy back to life.

Cllr Carl Marshall said: "I was visiting the museum with the family. We were in the events field. We noticed an incident."

"There was what appeared to be a child. There were Beamish vehicles on scene. The paramedic arrived and started to work on the casualty. Within a couple of minutes things got more frantic. A defibrillator came out."

"The after a couple more minutes they walked away and a blanket came out."

"It's a tragic event and it has rocked this community."

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