Man aged 72 dies in Westmeath slurry farm accident

An elderly man has died in a farming accident in Westmeath, in the Republic of Ireland.

The alert was raised after the 72-year-old man went missing from his home at about 18:00 BST on Tuesday.

His body was later discovered in a slurry tank on the farm, which is between Mullingar and Devlin.

Irish police and the Irish Health and Safety Authority are each carrying out an investigation.