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Family heartbroken after father and son, 10, killed in horror moped accident

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Tributes have poured in for a father and son who died in a horror moped crash in Turkey.

Eoin Fitspatrick, 36, and his son Dylan, 10, were on holiday with their family in the Alanya area when the incident occurred at around 3.30pm on Monday.

The father and son, from Mountmellick, Co Laois, Ireland, were said to have collided with a bus which was travelling from Alanya to Mersin on the D-400 highway in the Kargicak District.

Emergency services rushed to the scene but the pair were pronounced dead a short while later.

According to reports, the pair had been on holiday with Eoin’s older son Cian, 16, as well as his partner and her son.

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Local reports in Turkey said the driver of the bus has been detained for questioning following the incident.

Eoin, said to be a talented sportsman, is understood to have played both football and hurling for Laois up to Under-21 level.

His father, Frank Fitzpatrick, owns a prominent business in Portaloise.

Laois-based Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley said the crash took place the day before the family planned to fly home, reports The Sun.

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He said the boy’s mother is now flying to Turkey following the horrific incident. Mr Stanley, who knows the family, said: “The two lads only live a few minutes from the house, they’re great kids.

“It’s so devastating for their mother, her parents, and Eoin’s parent’s, who have not just lost a grandchild but their son as well.

“It’s truly shocking circumstances, and now the family are just trying their best to deal with the trauma of it.

“They were due to fly home today as I understand it and were involved in a fatal accident yesterday, on a moped, and it appears there was a second vehicle involved.”

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