Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

Mother dies in car canal plunge

A woman was killed and an eight-month-old baby injured when their car crashed in to a canal

A woman was killed and an eight-month-old baby injured when their car crashed in to a canal.

The 30-year-old woman was a passenger in a vehicle, when it entered the Grand Canal between Cloghan and Shannonbridge in Co Offaly.

She was taken to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe but later pronounced dead.

The male driver and eight-month-old were also rushed to hospital with minor injuries.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses.

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