Body found in burning car after County Mayo crash

A body has been found in a burning car following an overnight crash in County Mayo, in the Republic of Ireland.

The emergency services were called to the scene in Cartoon, Newport, shortly before 01:30 local time and found the car off the road, engulfed in flames.

When they extinguished the fire they found a body inside the vehicle. It is not yet known if the victim was a man or a woman.

The car was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

The scene has been cordoned off for a police examination.

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