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27th Apr 2018

A woman has died after being struck by a vehicle on a Galway farm

Gardaí have confirmed the tragedy.

Gillian Fitzpatrick

On Friday afternoon, an elderly woman died on a farm in Galway.

She was struck by an agricultural vehicle at around 4pm on Friday.

The woman was aged in her 70s and the tragedy took place on the outskirts of Portumna, Co Galway.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed: “Gardaí are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman following an incident on a farm in Portumna, Co. Galway.

“Shortly after 4pm a woman aged in her mid 70s was fatally injured when she was struck by an agricultural vehicle on a farm located near Boula on the outskirts of Portumna.

“The Garda Technical Bureau and State Pathologist have been notified and are expected at the scene tomorrow morning (28/4/2018). The local Coroner has also been informed of the death.”