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Farmer (65) killed in freak silo accident

A freak accident claimed the life of a farmer as he fed his cattle.

Stephen Gannon (65), from Caragh east, Kiltoom, Co Roscommon, died after a large portable silo containing cattle nuts toppled over on him.

He had unhooked the grain silo from his tractor and, it is understood, he was releasing nuts from it when it overturned.

Mr Gannon died at the scene.

The alarm was raised by his brother Sean -- who lived with him at the family home -- when Stephen failed to come in for his tea on Monday evening.

Two separate investigations into the tragedy were launched, by the gardai and the Health and Safety Authority.

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