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Man and woman die in motorbike and lorry crash near Castle Douglas

Police at scene

A man and a woman have died in a road crash near Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway.

The collision, which involved a lorry and a motorbike, happened on the A713 Castle Douglas to Ayr road shortly before 20:00 on Friday.

Police Scotland said the motorcyclist and his pillion passenger died at the scene.

The road was closed to allow crash investigations to be carried out, with diversions in place.

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