Two dead after car and bus crash between Tickencote and Empingham

Empingham Lane is closed after a fatal crash between a car and a bus. Photo: MSMP-05-12-14-am001 EMN-140512-161159001
Empingham Lane is closed after a fatal crash between a car and a bus. Photo: MSMP-05-12-14-am001 EMN-140512-161159001
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4pm: Two people have died after their car collided with a bus.

The crash happened in Empingham Lane, between Tickencote and Empingham, at about 1.25pm today (Friday). Firefighters and paramedics were called but a Leicesteshire Police spokesman said both occupants of the car were pronounced dead at the scene. No-one else was in the car.

Several of the people on the bus were taken to hospital with minor injuries. Police were unable to confirm how many people were on the bus at this stage.

The spokesman said crash investigators were on the scene and the priority for the police was informing the next of kin.

Empingham Lane is currently closed to traffic.