Two killed after bus driver ‘suffers heart attack’ and crashes into pedestrians

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Two people have died after a bus lost control and crashed into a wall in Cork this afternoon.

A bus driver and a pedestrian have reportedly been pronounced dead after the incident on Strand Road in Monkstown shortly before 2pm.

The Gardai, National Ambulance Service and fire units from Carrigaline and the city rushed to the scene where the bus had hit a wall as well as a number of cars and pedestrians.

It's been reported that the driver may have suffered a heart attack at the wheel.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene while a pedestrian, a local man in his 60s, suffered serious injuries and lost his life soon after.

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The pedestrian was reportedly walking where the bus crashed.

A child is also said to have been injured in the incident but is understood to be in a stable condition.

The Bus Eireann had reportedly been on its way to the city when the crash occurred.

Passengers on board are said to have been okay but "badly shaken".

The road has been closed off as emergency services continue to deal with the situation.

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It is not expected to open until late tonight at the earliest.

A Twitter user reacting to the incident said: "Deepest sympathy to the family & friends of the pedestrian and to the family, friends and colleagues of the @Buseireann"

Another said: "Very Sad R.I.P"

Monkstown is a village in County Cork, Ireland, located around 14 kilometres from Cork city.

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