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Investigation underway after train strikes car in Mayo

Two teenagers were injured after a train hit a car at an unattended level crossing in Co Mayo this afternoon, reports RTE.

The incident happened just before 3.30pm in an area known as Prendergasts Level Crossing on a country road in Garryredmond, a parish between Ballyhanuis and Claremorris.

The adult driver of the car and the teenage passenger in the front seat both suffered serious head injuries.

The pair are understood to be brothers from the Clifden area and are aged 16 and 19.

They were flown to University Hospital Galway where their condition is described as stable, reports RTE.

The affected train left Heuston station in Dublin at 12.45pm and was heading towards Westport.

There were more than 190 passengers on board, but no one was injured.

Garda├ş say they are investigating the full circumstances of the incident and the area is appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

Emergency services are on site and Irish Rail is organizing bus transfers for passengers to continue their journey, reports RTE.

The initial response was by An Garda S├şoch├ína, firefighters from Mayo County Council, paramedics and paramedics from the National Ambulance Service, supported by the Irish Coast Guard, Rescue 118 from Sligo and the Irish Air Corp helicopter based in Baldonnel.

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