A 13-year-old boy has died after being struck by a car in Buncrana, Co Donegal.

The incident happened at around 10.30pm last night when a vehicle struck the boy and his father at Ballymacarry on the main Buncrana to Carndonagh road.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Letterkenny General Hospital, where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

His father, who is in his 50s, was also taken to Letterkenny hospital, but it is understood his injuries are not life threatening.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074-9320540, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111 or any garda station.