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A seven year-old boy has been killed after being struck by a Dublin City Council truck in north Dublin yesterday afternoon.

The incident happened on St Joseph’s Way in Ballymun at around 4.30pm.

The boy was rushed to the Mater Hospital after he was struck, and died from his injuries a short time later.

The vehicle involved in the collision was a road sweeper.

The driver of the truck, a man in his 30s, was also taken to the Mater Hospital, where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

-Noah Harte