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Three killed as car bursts into flames in crash

Three people have died in a road crash in Co Waterford.

Six others have been taken to hospital after the two-vehicle collision on the N72 north of Dungarvan.

It is understood the crash involved a car and a people carrier. The car burst into flames on impact and it is believed the three people killed were occupants of that vehicle.

The injured, among them a number of children, were taken to hospitals in Cork and Waterford by air.

The collision happened at around 10am on the N72 between the junctions with the N25 and the R672.

The stretch of road, known as Military Road, was closed throughout the day as emergency services attended the scene.

The fire in the car hampered gardai efforts to conduct a full examination.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses who may have travelled on the stretch of road where the crash happened at the time to come forward.

Gardai said all three victims were male. A spokesman said their bodies had been removed to University Hospital Waterford for post-mortem examinations.

The road is due to remain closed until Monday as forensic examinations continue.

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