Two killed in multi-vehicle crash near Carlisle

Crash scene
Image caption The crash happened on the A7

Two people have died in a three-vehicle crash in north Cumbria.

The incident, on the A7 at the Blackford junction near Carlisle, involved a car, a minibus and a lorry.

A woman in her 20s, who was a passenger in the minibus, and the lorry driver, a man in his 40s, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the minibus, a 56-year-old man from Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders, suffered serious injuries in the crash at 07:30 GMT.

Other passengers in the minibus, and the female driver of the Ford Focus, suffered a range of injuries, none of them believed to be serious.

The A7 remains closed between Longtown and Junction 44 of the M6.

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