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Gardaí investigate sudden death of a man in Carlow

He was pronounced dead at the post office on the Staplestown road but a nearby house has been declared a crime scene

The sudden death of a man in Carlow Town is being investigated by Gardaí.

Emergency services were called to the Staplestown Road post office before midday following reports that a man had collapsed.

He was tended to by paramedics but pronounced dead at the scene.

The services of the State Pathologist have been requested and it’s also understood that a crime scene’s been declared at a house nearby on Pollerton Road.

Gardaí say the next stage of their investigation will depend on the outcome of a post mortem which is due to take place at University Hospital Waterford.