Garda investigation underway after two men found dead in Waterford city hostel

Gardai have launched an investigation after two men were found deceasedin a hostel in Waterford city on Thursday.

Emergency services were called to an incident in a hostel on Bath Street at approximately 4:45pm yesterday afternoon.

Upon attending the scene a man in his 40s was pronounced dead.

While on site garda were also alerted to a second incident, where another man in his early 40s was found unresponsive in his bed. He was given emergency medical treatment but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Garda notified the State Pathologist Office and full post mortem examinations will be conducted today.

Both bodies have since been removed to the Waterford city morgue. The results of the post-mortems will determine the course of any inquiry.

Toxicology tests will be carried out as part of the Garda probe in to the deaths.

According to the Irish Times, Gardai do not suspect foul play in either death.