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Woman, 19, dies in sand dune collapse at Kerry beach

A young woman who got trapped when a sand dune collapsed on a Kerry beach in the Republic of Ireland has died in hospital.

Niamh McCarthy, 19, a student at University College Cork, was playing with friends at a beach near Castlegregory when the accident happened.

They were digging a hole and jumping into it, when it suddenly collapsed on top of her.

She was eventually rescued but died on Wednesday at Kerry General Hospital.