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Three men killed in road crashes

Three men have died in two separate road crashes in Northern Ireland.

A 19-year-old and 26-year-old lost their lives in a two vehicle collision on the Cushendall Road in Ballycastle, Co Antrim at around 3.40am.

The crash, involving a Peugeot 207 and a Volkswagen Bora, has left two women in a critical condition in hospital.

Yesterday a man in his 40s sustained fatal injuries when the motorcycle he was riding crashed on the Tornagrough Road in Hannahstown on the outskirts of west Belfast.

The collision happened at the junction of Rusheyhill Road shortly before 4.30pm.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the crashes to come forward.

In the wake of the latest fatalities, police reissued a safety appeal.

PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said, "With many people enjoying some time off over the coming week, we are appealing to all road users to exercise caution, as our statistics illustrate that, like any other holiday period, there is an increased risk of collisions."

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