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Five-year-old boy dies in farming accident in rural Ontario

CHATSWORTH, Ont. — A five-year-old boy has died after a farming accident in rural Ontario.

Provincial police say the boy was riding in the bucket of a tractor with several siblings while his 13-year-old sibling drove the machine around 8 p.m. Thursday in Chatsworth, Ont.

They say the boy fell out of the bucket and was struck by the heavy packer the tractor was hauling.

Police say the boy was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The boy has been identified as Marcus Dekker.