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13 March 2019, 07:22
Three people have died after a crash involving a bus and two cars in Aberdeenshire.
Four people were also taken to hospital after the incident on the A90 between Aberdeen and Dundee at Glenbervie, which happened around 4.30pm on Tuesday and involved two cars, a red Renault Megane and a silver Ford B Max and a bus.
Four people have been taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, one person was airlifted and three went by road ambulance. Police described their injuries as serious but not life-threatening.
The male bus driver received minor injuries. None of the passengers on the bus were injured.
Road policing chief inspector Stewart Mackie said: "This has been a challenging incident for the emergency services to deal with and my thoughts are with the families of all those affected by this.
"I would ask that anyone who witnessed the incident and who hasn't already spoken to the police contacts officers on 101 using reference number 2576 of March 12.
"The road is anticipated to remain closed for some time to allow collision investigation to take place. This is likely to be a complex enquiry that will take some time and I am grateful to the public for their patience while this is carried out. Further details will follow once they are available."
A Scottish Citylink spokesman said: "One of our coaches travelling from Glasgow to Aberdeen was involved in a serious multi-vehicle accident this afternoon on the A90 near Glenbervie Junction. Our immediate thoughts are for those involved in the incident.
"Safety is our absolute priority and we will assist police with their inquiries into the circumstances. There were no reported injuries to passengers travelling on the coach and they were provided with alternative transport to take them to Aberdeen bus station."
The road was closed in both directions and the public advised to avoid the area.