Three teenagers have been killed in a serious road traffic incident involving a bus and a car in a small village in south Wales, police have said.
At about 7pm on Monday, emergency services were called to the scene of the collision between a bus and an Audi A1 on Ely Valley Road, in Coedely, in the borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Three men – two aged 18 and one aged 19 – were declared dead at the scene, while two other men, aged 18 and 19, were taken to the University hospital of Wales, Cardiff with life-threatening injuries.
Two other people were also treated for minor injuries.
The road has remained closed while investigations into the collision continue.
Supt Esyr Jones, of South Wales police, said: “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragic incident. Trained family liaison officers are supporting the families at what must be an extremely difficult time for them.”
The police have asked anyone who witnessed the collision or the manner in which either vehicle was being driven prior to the collision to contact them.
South Wales police added anyone with any dash-cam or mobile phone footage is asked to contact them quoting reference 2300420639.
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