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Leitrim man killed in landslide accident

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

Leitrim man killed in landslide accident

A 37 year old married man from the Rossinver area of Co Leitrim died last night after he was trapped in a landslide in the Ballyfarnon area, Co Sligo.

It is understood the man and a colleague were working on a mountainside site when there was slippage of land at around 6.30pm yesterday evening, Monday, December 12.

A search and rescue operation was carried out from 7pm to 2am last night, the Rossinver man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating an incident.