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Driver dies in ambulance-bus crash

A driver has died and five people have been injured in a collision between an ambulance and a double-decker bus.

The person driving the ambulance, who police believe was not a paramedic or a member of ambulance staff, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near York at 8.30pm.

The driver of the bus, which was carrying 16 passengers, has been taken to hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

Five of the passengers were taken to hospital but North Yorkshire Police said their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or saw either of the vehicles involved before the collision, to contact police.

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