Castlederg farmer killed by tree he cut down

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An elderly man has died after being trapped underneath a tree that he had cut down.

The 73-year-old farmer had left the house during the afternoon to carry out the work in a field at Lettercarn Road, in a remote rural area to the south of Castlederg, Co Tyrone, on Friday.

The alarm was raised later that evening, and the ambulance service and fire brigade were called – but by then he was understood to have already passed away.

 

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