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Kerry: Up to 14 people injured in minibus crash

The crash involved a minibus and a saloon car which were travelling in opposite directions outside the village of Farranfore Image copyright RTÉ
Image caption The crash involved a minibus and a saloon car which were travelling in opposite directions outside the village of Farranfore

Up to 14 people, including a number of children, are believed to have been injured in a crash between a minibus and car in the Republic of Ireland.

The collision happened around a mile outside Farranfore village, County Kerry, at about 17:40 local time.

The emergency services treated it as a major incident. A police spokesman said it was believed 13 or 14 people have been hurt.

However, their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The Irish state broadcaster, RTÉ, has reported that nine members of one family - two adults and seven children - were travelling in the minibus, which was towing a trailer.

It was in collision with a saloon car which was travelling in the opposite direction.

The car was reportedly carrying a family of five, including three children.

Some of the injured were airlifted to Cork University Hospital and others were taken to Kerry General Hospital in Tralee.

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