Post-Mortems Of Westmeath Car Fire Victims Have Been Carried Out

Two children died in the incident in Westmeath

The post-mortems of the two victims of the Westmeath car fire have been carried out.

Two children died in the blaze in Multyfarnham yesterday evening.

Shortly before 4pm, the alarm was raised after a car with three occupants was discovered on fire on a rural road at Lackan near Multyfarnham. Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to attend at that scene.

An infant boy was removed from the scene by ambulance to Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar where he was pronounced dead.

The remains of a girl were discovered inside the car. Her remains have been removed from the scene to Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

A woman was treated at the scene for burn injuries before being air lifted to a Dublin Hospital. Her injures are understood to be serious but not thought to be life threatening.

An incident room has been established at Mullingar Garda Station and Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) has been appointed to lead the investigation.

A Garda family liaison officer has been appointed and An Garda Síochána will continue to support the family involved in conjunction with other state agencies.

An Garda Síochána is appealing to any person with any information in relation to this fatal incident to contact investigating Gardaí at Mullingar at 044 9384000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 11 or any Garda Station.

The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow.


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