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Man killed in south Belfast after 'car falls on top of him'

Emergency crews were called to Cadogan Park off Lisburn Road

A MAN died in south Belfast yesterday after it's believed a car he was working underneath fell on top of him.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon at Cadogan Park off Lisburn Road.

Police and ambulance crews attended but the man, thought to be aged in his sixties, died at the scene.

The PSNI said the sudden death was not being treated as suspicious.

"Police attended the scene of a sudden death at Cadogan Park in south Belfast which is not being treated as suspicious," a spokeswoman said.

Dónal Lyons, an SDLP councillor for the Balmoral area, described it as an "awful tragedy".

"Cadogan Park is a settled and tight-knit street and this will have no doubt shocked the people wo live there," he said.

"My thoughts are with the family and loved ones."

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said it was alerted just before 3.30pm, and sent a rapid response paramedic and emergency ambulance crew.

"No-one was transported from the scene," a spokesman said in a statement.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service refused to comment.

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