Young Donegal woman dies in traffic collision in Australia

Reports say woman died when tree fell on taxi in which she was a passenger

Breaking:  Young Donegal woman dies in traffic collision in Australia

A Donegal woman has died in a traffic accident in Australia.

Early reports suggest the 26-year-old from South West Donegal lost her life in Melbourne when a tree fell on a taxi in which she was a passenger.

The accident happened at around 4pm on Friday (Irish time)

A close friend said: "She was a fully trained nurse and it is understood she was returning from work at the hospital in a public taxi when a tree fell on it.”

Consular assistance is being provided by the Dept. of Foreign affairs.

More details to follow.

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