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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Two cyclists dead after Cumbria coach collision

Two cyclists have died after a collision involving a coach in Cumbria today.

The tragedy happend along the A595 road at Moota just before 3pm.

Police at the scene confirmed that two cyclists had died from injuries sustained in the collision, near Moota Garden Centre.

Officers are now working to inform their families.

The busy A595 - the main link from Carlisle to west Cumbria -  has been closed  while emergency services clear the scene and launch an investigation into the cause of what happened.

Witnesses to what happened are being urged to come forward, partictularly a queue of traffic between an Eddie Stobart lorry and the scene, who may have been turned away from the accident.

Anyone with information should call Cumbria police on 0845 3300247.

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