Toddler dies after falling from window

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A toddler who fell from a second-storey apartment died in hospital today.

The 18-month-old boy fell from a window in a complex in Galway city centre at about 10am on Saturday.

The accident happened at a building in Lydon Court on Rosemary Avenue.

Gardai said the toddler was first treated at University Hospital, Galway, but was later transferred to Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin.

He died there at 2.30am this morning.

Gardai were investigating the circumstances of the child's death but it is understood it was being treated as a tragic accident.

The scene around the apartment block was examined on Saturday but was not sealed off.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out later.

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