A two-year-old boy has died after being knocked down by a van in Tipperary town last night.

The incident happened on Rosanna Road at around 8pm.

He was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The male driver and passenger of the van were uninjured in the incident.

The road has been closed for a forensic examination.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Tipperary Town Garda Station on 062-80670, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.