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Australia death is second tragedy

The death of an Irish man in a car crash in Australia was the second tragedy for his family, it has emerged.

The 23-year-old was killed after he was knocked down as he crossed a road in Ingham, Queensland, on Friday night.

He has been named locally as Enda O'Donoghue from Caherglassaun, Ardrahan, a village just outside Gort in Co Galway.

His brother Aidan drowned in the River Fergus in Ennis, Co Clare, in January 2005.

A family friend said their parents, Bernie and Mary, and four remaining siblings are devastated.

"It's though on them," said one local who did not want to be named.

"It's a difficult situation as it's the second tragedy the family has had.

"We still don't have a clear picture of what happened."

Mr O'Donoghue, who arrived in Australia five weeks ago, was working with relatives in the Townsville area.

Police said he was attempting to cross Halifax Road in Ingham when he was struck by a car. He was rushed to Ingham Hospital in a critical condition before being flown to Townsville Hospital, where he died on Saturday morning.

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