Girl, 9, dies and boy, 7, seriously injured after road collision in Co Galway

A nine-year-old girl has died after a road collision in Co Galway.

A seven-year-old boy is also in a serious condition in hospital after the incident.

The collision took place between a car and two cyclists - the girl and boy.

The incident occurred this morning at approximately 11:55am on the R358 Ballinasloe to Ahascragh road.

Both children were taken to Portiuncula Hospital where the girl was later pronounced dead.

The road is currently closed for a forensic examination.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 0909 631890.

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