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The girl was pronounced dead at the scene, before her body was flown to Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry. (PA)

The girl was pronounced dead at the scene, before her body was flown to Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry. (PA)

The girl was pronounced dead at the scene, before her body was flown to Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry. (PA)

An 11-year-old girl has been killed in a tragic farm accident in Co Donegal.

It happened in the Malin area of the Inishowen peninsula at around 5.20pm yesterday.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, before her body was flown to Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry.

Early reports suggested that she had been killed in an accident involving a tractor on the family farm.

The Republic's health and safety authority has launched an investigation.

In a statement, police said: "Gardai in Carndonagh are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a female child following a farm accident in the Malin area, Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

"The child was pronounced dead at the scene and her body removed to Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Co Derry.

"The scene is currently preserved for a full technical examination and the local coroner has been notified.

"The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have been notified and investigations are continuing."

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