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Man dies after stolen car hits pole

A man travelling in a stolen taxi has died after it crashed in Dublin.

The victim, aged in his 20s, was the passenger in the vehicle when it struck a pole in the James's Street area at about 8.45am.

He was taken to St James's Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver, who was also in his 20s and not seriously injured, has been arrested and detained at Kilmainham Garda Station.

The taxi had been stolen in an incident around a mile-and-a-half away at 8.30am.

A Garda spokesman confirmed the vehicle had been "subject of an unauthorised taking".

He added: "The vehicle was not being pursued at the time of the collision."

Gardai have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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