Sunday 20 January 2019

Woman died cleaning gutters

A WOMAN died after falling from a ladder while cleaning the gutters on her bungalow, an inquest heard.

Celia Farrell (65) died at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, on August 4 last year, two days after sustaining severe head injuries when she fell backwards off a ladder at her home at The Mayne, Clonee, Co Meath.

Dublin Coroner's Court heard that Mrs Farrell had been due to celebrate her wedding anniversary that evening with husband Noel.

He told the inquest that he had asked her to wait because he wasn't happy with the ladder she was using. However, when he went to help her at around 1.45pm, he found her lying on the ground.

Coroner Dr Brian Farrell recorded a verdict of accidental death due to a fall.

Toddler left in car for 6 hours

A toddler was left strapped inside a car for more than six hours after a nursery owner forgot about her, a court heard.

Carol Cort (67) was giving the little girl a lift to the Barn Nursery School, in Gloucestershire, on the morning of February 19 last year.

When she arrived at the nursery at around 9am Cort locked the car and went to work leaving the toddler strapped into her car seat.

Since the incident watchdog Ofsted has closed down the nursery and Cort, who ran the business with her husband and daughter, was charged with neglect.

Oz tourist died after tyre bursts

Two Australian tourists died and 16 others were injured when the vehicle they were in crashed along a highway west of the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

The truck was ferrying 21 tourists to Tanzania when one of its rear tyres burst causing the vehicle to overturn.

Eighteen of the injured have been brought to Nairobi for treatment.

Five killed by Somali bomb

At least five civilians have been killed in a suicide bombing that targeted African Union troops in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car next to a convoy of African Union forces moving near two minibuses.

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