Northern Ireland

Silverbridge: Investigation launched after man dies on County Armagh farm

Health and Safety Executive NI
Image caption The Health and Safety Executive said it had launched an investigation into the incident

A man in his 70s has died after an incident on a farm in County Armagh.

The man died at a farm in Silverbridge on Thursday afternoon. It is believed the death involved an accident with farm machinery.

The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) said it has launched an investigation into what happened.

"Our thoughts are with the family involved at this very difficult time," it said.

Sinn Féin councillor Barra Ó Muirí said that there was a "great deal of shock" in the area.

"The deceased man is well known among the football club, the wider community and farming community," he said.