Young boy dies after petrol station collision

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A young boy has died after an incident on the Glenshane Road.

It occurred at a petrol station at about 8pm on Thursday night.

The PSNI described what had happened as a “serious road traffic collision” near Maghera, and said that the road had been closed as a result.

Then later on in the night it emerged the victim was a child – thought to be aged about eight – and that they had died at the scene.