Man dies in Co Derry 'farm incident' as two others taken to hospital

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A man in his 70s has died and two other men have been injured in a "farm incident" in Co Derry.

Police and other emergency services are currently at the scene of the "sudden death" in the Cullyrammer Road area of Garvagh.

Two other men, who were also injured in the farm incident which took place on Thursday morning, May 16, were taken to hospital, police said.

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In a statement, police added: "The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time. Officers will provide assistance to the Health and Safety Executive's investigation."

In response to a 999 call at 10.48am, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said it dispatched three emergency crews to the scene and the two injured men were taken to hospital. One man was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast and the other was taken by road to the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine.

A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive said they are aware of an incident in the Garvagh area and are in attendance.

UUP councillor for the area, Richard Holmes, told BBC News NI the man's death was "shocking." He added: "This a small, rural community and this will be felt in every home hearing the news. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased."

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