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Manitoba boy, 7, dies in combine accident

09/11/2011 04:11 EDT | Updated 11/11/2011 05:12 EST

A seven-year-old boy from Winkler, Man., has died after he was run over by a combine on Friday, according to RCMP.

The boy had been riding on a combine with family members near Darlingford, Man., when the accident took place around 6:30 p.m. CT, according to police.

"The boy exited the combine and was run over by the machine," RCMP stated in a release Sunday. "He was pronounced deceased at the scene."

Police did not release the boy's name, nor did they provide any other information about the incident.

Darlingford is located about 117 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg in south-central Manitoba. It is 32 kilometres west of Winkler.

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