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A5 Aughnacloy collision: At least one fatality and four taken to hospital

Marlacoo Road Accident
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A large scale emergency response operation is currently ongoing on the outskirts of Aughnacloy following a serious road traffic collision this morning (Thursday).

There are reports of at least one tragic death and the Tullyvar Road is currently closed in both directions as a result.

The collision involved a lorry and a minibus.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) received a 999 call at 7.20am.

NIAS despatched one rapid response paramedic, six emergency ambulances and three ambulance officers to the scene.

The HEMS team was also tasked to attend, doing so by response car. Ambulance Control also tasked a doctor the incident.

Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, two patients were taken to Royal Victoria Hospital by ambulance and two were taken to Craigavon Area Hospital by ambulance.

Sinn Féin MLA for the area, Colm Gildernew, said: “I’m at the scene of a serious road collision on the A5 outside Aughnacloy this morning.

I would ask people to cooperate with emergency services as they remain at the scene. My thoughts are with all involved this morning.

“The Emergency services are currently working at the scene of this collision to support all those impacted.

“There will be disruption in the local area as a result of this tragedy, and I would urge motorists and residents to cooperate with the emergency services as they deal with this incident.”

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