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Five dead in crash between minibus and car

Five others were injured in the incident in Moray.

Five people have died and five more are injured after a crash between a minibus and a car.

The accident happened on the A96 between Huntly and Keith, Moray, on Thursday night.

One of the five people injured is said to have life-threatening injuries.

Police Scotland road policing sergeant Peter Henderson said: “Motorists are thanked for their patience at this time and we would urge anyone who was in the area last night leading up to the incident at around 11.50pm to please get in touch as our inquiries at the scene continue.

“Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic incident at this very sad time.”

A section of the A96 has been closed with local diversions in place.

Local politicians said they were shocked by the incident.

Moray MSP Richard Lochhead said: “So sorry to hear about such an awful tragedy locally.

“My thoughts are with everyone affected and thanks to emergency services. The community will be shocked by this sad news.”

Moray MP Douglas Ross tweeted: “Terrible news this morning. Five people were killed on the A96 last night and another five injured.

“Our thoughts are with all affected at this time.”

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