Monday 24 October 2016

Man dead and 18 hospitalised after bus carrying Glasgow Rangers supporters overturns

Published 01/10/2016 | 16:48

Courtesy of @_ryanrowe
Courtesy of @_ryanrowe

One man has died and 18 people have been hospitalised after a bus carrying a group of Glasgow Rangers supporters to a match against Partick Thistle was overturned.

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The incident took place this afternoon on the A76 at Crosshouse, as a bus turned over while carrying 36 Glasgow Rangers fans to their SPL league match against Partick Thistle at Ibrox.

Emergency services were called to the scene, where reports claim that one person had to be cut free from the bus and then airlifted to hospital. Initial reports suggested that there had been no fatalities but Police Scotland have since confirmed that a 389-year-old man died as result of the incident.

Police Scotland said in a statement: "Police Scotland can confirm a 39-year-old man has died following a serious coach crash on the A76 near Crosshouse Roundabout.

"Eighteen people are receiving treatment in hospital, three of whom are in a serious condition. This includes seven men under 20 years of age, three men and three women aged between 30 and 59 and five men over 60.

Witnesses claim that the bus swerved at a roundabout before overturning. Police have launched an inquiry as to how the incident occurred and have closed the road in both directions while they examine the scene.

Additional reporting by PA.

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