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Aughnacloy collision: Police appeal for people not to share inappropriate images of scene

Police are appealing for people not to share inappropriate images of a collision which today claimed the lives of three people outside Aughnacloy.

Police say they are aware of inappropriate photographs, taken of the scene on the Tullyvar Road, being shared on social media and other platforms.

Superintendent Mervyn Seffen, Mid Ulster District Commander, said: “Three people have sadly lost their lives in this tragic collision and our thoughts are with their family and friends today. Do not add to their distress by viewing or sharing these images.”

Related: Three dead and four in hospital after horrific multi-vehicle crash at Aughnacloy

The Tullyvar Road area of Aughnacloy remains closed as the investigation continues.

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Western Area Commander David Nichol added: “My heartfelt sympathies are with the family and friends of the three people who lost their lives this morning.

“NIFRS was called to the incident involving two vehicles at 7.21am on Thursday, April 27, along with colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and Police Service of Northern Ireland.

“Three fire appliances attended – two from Clogher Fire Station and one from Dungannon Fire Station.

“Firefighters used cutting equipment to rescue casualties from their vehicles and they were then taken into the care of Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Firefighters left the incident at 10.39am.”

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