A crash this afternoon in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, involving a tractor trailer and a bus has left 15 people injured.
A PSNI spokesman told the Irish Farmers Journal that the collision occurred on the Belfast Road in Newtownards.
"It was reported that shortly before 4.10pm a tractor, towing a trailer, was involved in a collision with a bus close to the junction of Ballybarnes Road," they said. "Fifteen people who were travelling on the bus were treated at the scene, a number of them were taken to hospital for further treatment. None of their injuries are believed to be life threatening."
The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust said it was treating 11 people at its Ulster Hospital in Belfast on Monday night as a result of the crash, including one in a serious condition and one stable.
Pictures of the scene show extensive damage to the front of the bus, which was hit by the tanker trailer. An eyewitness decribing the accident on social media said that the trailer came off the tractor before hitting the bus.
Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Belfast Road and who witnessed the collision to contact officers in Newtownards on 101 quoting reference 948 16/07/18.
The Belfast Road remained closed on Monday night while police continued their investigation.
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