A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out today on the body of an elderly woman who was found dead in her home in Ballina on Saturday.

The woman, who was in her 70's, is believed to have died from smoke inhalation after a small fire broke out in the house in the Bunree area of the town.

The alarm was raised by a neighbour, and emergency services attended the scene.

The woman's body was removed to Mayo University Hospital.

 

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