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."
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has said five officers have been hurt after up to 100 people attacked police in serious disorder in the Carnmoney Road area of Newtownabbey in County Antrim.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has said five officers have been hurt after up to 100 people attacked police in serious disorder in Newtownabbey in County Antrim:
More attacks have been carried out on the non-sectarian Alliance Party during a night of violence in Northern Ireland.
Hundreds of loyalists rioted and burned the offices of Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, last night and four police officers were injured after missiles were thrown. Non-lethal baton rounds were discharged.
The office of Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry was targeted for attempted arson in Bangor, Co Down, while a paint bomb was hurled at the house of a married councillor couple with a 17-month-old baby girl who represent the party in the same seaside town.
The violence followed Monday's decision of Belfast City Council to fly the Union flag only on designated days at its city hall in a measure supported by Alliance.