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Pedestrian killed after being struck by bus in Aberdeenshire

Scene of the accident
Image caption The accident happened on the A92 near Newtonhill at about 10:00 on Sunday

A pedestrian has died after he was struck by a bus in Aberdeenshire.

The 69-year-old man was hit by a silver, single-decker coach on the A92 near Newtonhill at about 09:45 on Sunday.

He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

Police Scotland said a white Mazda car was also involved in the incident. They want to trace an orange Ford Focus and a purple car that passed the scene at the time of the collision.

The road was closed for about 12 hours while investigations took place.

Sgt Scott Deans said: "This incident is completely tragic and our thoughts are with those involved. One death on our roads is one too many and the heartbreak that is left behind is far-reaching.

"Inquiries are continuing into the incident and I would ask anyone with information or dash cam footage who has not yet come forward to please get in touch."

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