Sunday 23 October 2016

Two men die in road deaths over weekend


TWO men have been killed in weekend road accidents.

A 36-year-old man, believed to be a foreign national, was pronounced dead after a horror collision with a minibus in Co Longford.

Up to 14 children were on the coach when the colllision took place shortly after 11.10pm on Saturday night.

The incident occurred on the N4, the main Dublin to Longford Road at Corboy, Edgeworthstown.

The teenagers, who are from Cavan, had been attending the Hype youth festival in Longford town.

A number of ambulances attended the scene to treat the passengers of the minibus.

One of the event organisers, Foroige, confirmed that none of the youths were injured but that they had been left badly shaken by the incident.

"This could be a traumatic incident for them, but as always with Foroige there will be supports in place. Thankfully none of the children or volunteers were hurt," a spokesman said.

"A full review of the incident will take place."

In a separate incident, a man died after falling from his bike in Co Cork.

It is understood the individual was cycling with a group of colleagues when he came off his bicycle and struck the ground.

The incident occurred on the Castletownbere to Ardgroom road on the Beara peninsula, Co Cork on Saturday afternoon.

The man's friends administered CPR until a doctor attended the scene. The doctor pronounced the man dead and his body was taken to Cork University Hospital.

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