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Elderly man killed following freak accident near Ballybofey

An Garda Siochana WEB

A MAN in his mid-seventies has been killed following a tragic accident near Ballybofey this afternoon.

It is believed a car he was working on collapsed on top of him in the townland of Glencovitt, not far from the local national school.

The man, a farner who has a grown-up family and is a cancer surviv0r, was discovered by his son who was working nearby.

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Gardai and the emergency services rushed to the scene, however, he was pronounced dead a short-time later.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has been informed about the incident and the scene remains sealed off.

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