Toddler dies on unfinished housing estate outside Athlone

A two-year-old boy has died after an accident on an unfinished housing estate outside Athlone, County Westmeath.

Gardai said the toddler went missing shortly after midday on Thursday. They are investigating what happened.

It is understood his body was discovered in a small pool of water beside a drain area in the Glenatore development. He died later in hospital.

The child's mother, assisted by neighbours, had carried out a search.

Health and Safety Authority inspectors were also at the scene.