A woman in her 30s is in a critical condition in hospital following a road accident in Co Cork yesterday in which her eight-year-old daughter died.

The woman was a passenger in a car which was in collision with another car.

The girl died in the two-car crash at Owenahincha Cross, Rosscarbery, Clonakilty.

The driver of the car they were travelling in and three other passengers received minor injuries.

The sole occupant of the other car, a 17-year-old local man, also received minor injuries.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information to contact Clonakilty Garda Station on 023-8821570, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.