Belfast Telegraph

Killed man 'trapped under digger'

A man who died in a New Year's Eve accident is thought to have been trapped under a digger, it has been claimed.

Emergency services were called to Townhill Road outside Portglenone in Co Antrim shortly before 2pm after reports that the 50-year-old was trapped under a vehicle.

Police later confirmed the man had died in the accident.

Councillor Tommy Nicholl said he believed the victim was working when the tragedy took place.

"My understanding is it was a digger he was working on, and it fell over on him," said the local representative.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the family circle."

He told the BBC that the full details of the tragedy had yet to be confirmed.

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