Two killed in Cork collision

Two killed in Cork collision

Emergency services are at the scene of a multi-vehicle collision in Monkstown which occurred around lunchtime today.

Two people have died in a serious collision in Monkstown which occurred around lunchtime today.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident just after 1.30pm on Tuesday afternoon on Strand Road.

It is understood the incident involved a bus, a pedestrian and a number of cars. 

Fire and ambulance services, as well as Gardaí are at the scene and officials have said the road will be closed for most of the day.

Traffic diversions are in place.

A spokesperson for Bus Éireann said: "There has been a serious collision involving a Bus Éireann vehicle in Monkstown, Cork.

"The incident occurred at approximately 1.40pm. The single-deck bus was travelling on Cork city service 216 from Monkstown to Cork University Hospital.

"Emergency services are at the scene and the Strand Road has been closed in both directions.

"A Bus Éireann team is attending the scene."

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