A five-year-old boy has died following an incident on a farm in Co Roscommon.

The boy fell from a trailer at his family farm in Tulsk at around 5.40pm yesterday evening.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has been removed to Roscommon University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Gardaí have said that a file will be prepared for the coroner.

The Health and Safety Authority also said it is carrying out an investigation into the incident.