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County Donegal woman dies in road incident in Australia

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Image caption It has been reported that the incident happened on Kings Way in Melbourne

An Irish woman has died after a road incident in Australia.

Mary Ellen Molloy, 26, from Edergole, Ardara, County Donegal, was working as a nurse in Melbourne.

Australian police said they were told a tree branch fell on the car Ms Molloy was travelling in with two of her female friends on Friday.

Ms Molloy was a rear seat passenger in the vehicle. One of the other women is in a stable condition in hospital following the incident.

The Department of Foreign Affairs told RTÉ it is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance to Ms Molloy's family.

Ardara GAA, where the three women in the car were members, described Ms Molloy as a "beautiful girl with a permanent smile who lit up every room she walked into".

"Her love for her family was always so evident whenever they were together."

The club said the three women work as nurses together and were close friends.

St Kevin's GAC Melbourne said in a Facebook post Ms Molloy was "always smiling, so bubbly and caring"

"She would go out of her way to check in and find out about others.

"She was Donegal through and through and had such a strong love for her family and home. She will be dearly missed by our club and everyone that knew her."