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Archie Tafts: Funeral for Northern Ireland toddler crushed by chest of drawers will take place on Friday

Published 07/01/2016

Little Archie Tafts died after an accident at his home near Cloughmills
Little Archie Tafts died after an accident at his home near Cloughmills

The funeral of a two-year-old boy from Northern Ireland who died after a chest of drawers fell on him will take place on Friday.

Archie Tafts was described as a "lovely smiley wee fella" as hundreds of tributes were paid to the toddler from Cloughmills in Co Antrim.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service was called after 12.30pm on Tuesday to an incident where it is understood a chest of drawers fell on the infant at the family home.

Little Archie was taken to Antrim Area Hospital but died later.

He was the dearly loved son of Philip and Nicola and brother to Jack.

His devastated parents and extended family thanked "all who expressed their condolences at this distressing and difficult time".

DUP Alderman John Finlay knows the family and said he was greatly saddened by the news.

The funeral will take place on Friday at Ballyweaney Presbyterian Church with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

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