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Shock after bus depot death

A shocked bus station user has described the moment a woman was knocked down by a bus and later died.

The incident happened at the Lisburn depot in Northern Ireland this morning, operator Translink said. The transport centre has been closed.

Jo-anna McLucas was at the bus depot.

She said: "I was on the phone and I heard a bang, I looked up to see what had happened.

"The bus had hit the wall and I walked outside and there was a small gap between the wall and the bus and I could see there was someone on the ground."

She said she did not know then if the woman was dead or alive at that time.

A Translink spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that a fatal incident occurred in Lisburn bus centre today, around 10.15am.

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"Emergency services attended the scene. A full investigation is under way."

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) inspector said: "A woman has died following a collision involving a bus within the bus depot at Smithfield Street in Lisburn. An investigation into the cause of the collision is under way."


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