One man has been been killed and another is critically injured following an accident at the Connacht Gold hardware store just outside Longford town. The accident happened around 2pm today when an internal wall collapsed at the store, which is located on the Athlone Road.
The dead man is believed to have been a customer at the store.
A further three people were injured in the accident and have all been taken to hospital. The Chief Executive of Connacht Gold Aaron Forde has issued a statement offering his sympathy to the family of the man who was killed in the store. The scene has been perserved and investigations into the incident are underway.