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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.

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

The boy has been identified as Marcus Dekker.

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