Update: Irish woman killed at Spanish airport fell from footbridge

Update: Irish woman killed at Spanish airport fell from footbridge
A general view of Alicante-Elche Airport

The Irish woman who died at a Spanish airport on Sunday has been named as Judith Coughlan from Arklow, Co Wicklow.

She died after she fell from a walkway at Alicante-Elche Airport.

The incident happened as the 28-year-old crossed a footbridge, according to the local media.

Emergency services were called to the scene where paramedics attempted to resuscitate Ms Coughlan who died later in hospital.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that they are providing consular assistance to Ms Coughlan's family.

Earlier: Irish woman dies at Spanish airport

An Irish woman has passed away following a tragic accident at a Spanish airport.

The incident occurred at Alicante-Elche Airport on December 23 just before 6pm local time.

It's understood the woman is in her late 20s and from Arklow in Co. Wicklow

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it's aware of the tragedy and is providing consular assistance to the woman's family.

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