Boy, 8, killed after being hit by car at petrol station

An eight-year-old boy has been killed after being hit by car at petrol station in Northern Ireland.

The child was struck ‘very close’ to the entrance of the service station in Co Londonderry, at around 8pm last night.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragedy but said there had been no arrests.

They are now asking for witnesses and anyone with footage to come forward.

A spokeswoman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said: "An eight-year-old boy has died after being struck by a car in Maghera.

"The collision occurred close to the entrance to a service station on Glenshane Road at around 8pm last night, Thursday 20 September."

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