Boy, 12, tragically dies are slipping into gran silo on family friend’s farm

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has tragically died after falling into a grain silo on a farm in WA’s South West.

Police said the child and his 11-year-old friend were sitting on top of the small silo as it was being towed across a paddock on a family friend’s farm near Dinninup on Sunday afternoon when tragedy struck.

It’s understood the older boy suffocated after the pair slipped into the silo, which was filled with grain.


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Despite the desperate attempts of those at the scene to revive him, the 12-year-old sadly died on the farm.

It’s understood two WorkSafe investigators will travel to the farm to investigate the accident tomorrow.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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