Breaking: Man dies in landslide on north Roscommon mountain

obits_image_10A Leitrim man has died after a landslide occurred on the Roscommon/Sligo border last night.

The incident occurred when two men were working on a construction site on the Kilronan Mountain at Arigna at about 6.30 yesterday evening.

A search-and-rescue operation commenced to locate the men, involving gardai from Ballymote and Boyle and Roscommon and Sligo fire services.

At 2.30 this morning, one man, aged 37, was pronounced dead at the scene and removed to Sligo University Hospital, where a post-mortem examination will take place later.

The other man was uninjured. while gardaí are investigating the incident.

Gardaí and the HSA are investigating the incident.