One dead and 18 injured following Rangers fans bus crash

The coach had been travelling to Rangers' evening kick-off at Ibrox

BY Jason Brennan 18:00 Saturday 1 October 2016, 18:00 1 Oct 2016

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One man has died and a further 18 people have been taken to hospital after a bus carrying Rangers supporters overturned in Scotland this evening.

The coach, which was carrying 36 people plus the driver, is thought to have suddenly swerved before ending up on its side just off the motorway.

Police have confirmed that a 39-year-old male has passed away, with three further injured parties said to be in a serious condition, according to medical staff.

The crash, which happened in East Ayrshire, occurred at 1.15pm as the coach was en route to Ibrox where Rangers were taking on Partick Thistle at 3.00pm.

Via BBC

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