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Investigations ongoing into fatal car fire in Co. Westmeath

Sep 10, 2022 09:09 By Shannonside News
Investigations ongoing into fatal car fire in Co. Westmeath Investigations ongoing into fatal car fire in Co. Westmeath
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The tragedy claimed the lives of two children.

An infant boy and girl have died following a car fire in Co Westmeath.

At about 4pm yesterday, the alarm was raised after a car with three occupants was discovered on fire on a rural road at Lackan near Multyfarnham.

Gardaí in Mullingar are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of an infant and a child following a car fire in Co Westmeath yesterday evening.

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An infant boy was removed from the scene by ambulance to Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, where he was pronounced dead.

The remains of a girl were discovered inside the car at the scene. Her body has been removed to Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

A woman was treated at the scene for burn injuries. She was taken by air ambulance to a Dublin Hospital, where her injures are understood to be serious but not life threatening.

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The scene remained preserved overnight.

The State Pathologist, Dr. Sally Ann Collis, will carry out post mortems on their bodies in the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore today.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to contact Gardaí at Mullingar.

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