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Death of boy, 8, in County Cork was 'tragic incident'

Irish police are treating the death of an eight-year-old boy at his home in County Cork as a "tragic incident".

His body was found at Harrison Place, Charleville, at about 10:00 BST on Monday.

The area was cordoned off and the Irish state pathologist was notified.

The boy's 43-year-old mother is being treated at Cork University Hospital where she was taken in a distressed state.

There are no further details.