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Six feared dead in Glasgow bin lorry crash

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Six feared dead in Glasgow bin lorry crash

Emergency services have been called to a serious road accident in Glasgow city centre after a bin lorry mounted the pavement and hit pedestrians.

A Police Scotland spokesperson has announced “a number of fatalities and people injured”. UK media are reporting up to six people could have been killed.

The vehicle reportedly collided with a group of people in a busy part of the city before crashing into the side of the Millennium Hotel. The crash is being treated as a road traffic accident, with initial reports suggesting the driver suffered a heart attack at the wheel.

A Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters are in attendance at a serious incident on Queen Street.

“We received a 999 call at 2.30pm reporting a collision and currently have five appliances at the scene.”