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Police probe sudden deaths in Belfast and Co Down

Police are investigating five sudden deaths in Northern Ireland.

One death was in Killough, Co Down and four people died in the Belfast area.

Names of the deceased have not been released.

Officers said they are not investigating a link between the deaths and are not treating them as suspicious at this time.

Post-mortem examinations are being carried out.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden deaths of three men in Belfast this morning, Monday 03 April.

"Police received a report of the deaths of two males in west Belfast and one male in south Belfast.

"Police are not investigating a link between these deaths. Postmortem examinations will take place to determine the cause, however they are not being treated as suspicious at this time."

Sinn Fein MLA Órlaithí Flynn said the community is in shock.

Ms Flynn said: "The recent tragic deaths of a number of young people across Belfast has shocked the entire city.

"My thoughts are with the family and friends of those who have died at the difficult time.

"I would call on anyone who can assist the investigation into these deaths to contact the PSNI."

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