Belfast tot killed in caravan tragedy

Published Wednesday, 06 June 2012
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A two-year-old girl from Belfast, who was struck by a caravan and killed while on holidays in Co Mayo, is to be laid to rest at the weekend.

Belfast tot killed in caravan tragedy
Gardai are treating the little girl's death as a tragic accident. (© Pacemaker)

Gardaí are said to be treating Saturday's incident as a tragic accident.

According to the Irish Independent, the caravan was reversing when it struck the two-year-old as she played on a remote beach near Ballycastle on Mayo's north coast.

Parents across the entire province will share with them their sadness - an accident such as this is the dread and fear of all parents.

Robin Newton, DUP MLA

The toddler - who was taken to hospital in Castlebar, where efforts were made to save her - has been named as Erin Thomson from the Gilnahirk area of east Belfast.

A post-mortem has been carried out and the little girl's body returned home ahead of her funeral.

East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newtown said the tragedy would bring heartache to the entire community.

"This will cause sorrow to the family, the person involved in the accident, and the wider community," he said.

"The parents of young Erin Thompson will need the prayerful support of all who know them and the wider community in the coming days, weeks, and months."

© UTV News
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3 Comments
Eileen in Fermanagh wrote (903 days ago):
The worst possible tragedy for any parent to face, losing their child, my heart goes out to them and their extended families on the loss of their little angel Erin, May she rest asleep with the angels.
leanne in belfast wrote (904 days ago):
poor wee darling, RIP little one, sleep tight x
sad in belfast wrote (904 days ago):
what a tragic accident, r.i.p.little one
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