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Heartbreak following death of 14-year-girl on Newry farm

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A 14-year-old girl was killed in a tragic farm accident in Newry city over the weekend.

Abbie Nummy, who has been named locally, died on the farm in the Bernish area, close to the border.

She was a pupil at Newry High School.

A spokesman for the NI Ambulance Service (NIAS) said it received an emergency call at just after 2pm on Saturday.

Two emergency crews were sent to the farm as was the Air Ambulance.

No one was taken from the scene by the NIAS.

Independent Newry councillor Gavin Malone described the death as “absolutely tragic”.

“My heart goes out to the family. The family are such lovely people, such a wonderful family, it’s just devastating,” he told the Belfast Telegraph.

“I was at the wake. It’s very emotional. They are a hugely respected family in the area.

“They’re such lovely people. It’s hard to know what to say. It’s heartbreaking.”

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland are investigating the incident.

Newry & Armagh DUP MLA William Irwin has offered his sincerest sympathy to the Nummy family following the tragic death of their daughter.

Mr Irwin said, “This is such a terrible tragedy and I offer my sincerest sympathies and prayers to the entire Nummy family circle at this traumatic time.

“There are no words to describe just how difficult this situation is and the time of year makes it all the more tragic. Losing a loved one in any circumstance is so tragic but to loose a child is so devastating.

“I trust the Nummy family will know the support and comfort of the wider community in the days ahead.”

Sinn Fein’s Liz Kimmins said the news of Abbie’s death “has caused deep sadness throughout the area”.

“My deepest sympathies to her family and friends,” she added.

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