On Sunday afternoon, a 13 year-old child was knocked down while crossing a pedestrian crossing with his bicycle.

The accident happened on the rue des Bruyeres in Luxembourg-Howald shortly before 16:30. A car hit the child and, despite wearing a helmet, the boy was so badly injured that he was later declared brain-dead in hospital.

The road between Howald and Hesperange was closed for a while.

The police have asked anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact them on tel: 113.