Two children killed in separate accidents

TWO little boys aged under 10 have been killed in separate accidents on two different farms in Australia.

Both fatalities involved quad bikes and occurred within 30 minutes of each other on Saturday afternoon.

A seven-year-old boy was killed on a property in the tiny town of Dingup in WA’s southwest, while a nine-year-old died on a family member’s farm in Sandford, Tasmania.


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Both boys tragically died after the quad bikes they were riding rolled.

Paramedics were called to the property in WA just before 2pm, while crews were dispatched to the incident at Sandford, on Hobart’s eastern shore, about 2.30pm.

The nine-year-old boy was reportedly wearing a full-face helmet at the time of the crash.

It’s understood distraught family members, police and paramedics all desperately tried resuscitating the boy but his injuries were too severe and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The seven-year-old boy was rushed to Manjimup Hospital where sadly, he too was pronounced dead.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding both incidents and will prepare reports for the Coroner.

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