Three teenage men have died and two others have been critically injured following a collision between a bus and a car.

The incident occurred in Coedely, in South Wales. 

From South Wales Police:

At around 7.00pm last night, Monday 11th December, emergency services were called to the scene of a serious road traffic collision involving a bus and an Audi A1 on Ely Valley Road, Coedely in South Wales.

Three men – two aged 18 and one aged 19 – were declared dead at the scene.

Two further 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.

Superintendent 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.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the manner in which either vehicle was being driven prior to the collision is asked to contact South Wales Police.

In addition, anyone with any dash cam or mobile phone footage or who was witness to the collision is asked to contact us quoting reference 2300420639.

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