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Three people have died in a car crash on the Isle of Man

The scene of the crash at Fairy Cottage in the village of Laxey Credit: Helen McKenna, ITV News

Three people are reported to have died after a road traffic collision on the Isle of Man at around 9am this morning.

A single vehicle is reported to have struck a bus stop at Fairy Cottage on the Douglas to Ramsey main road in the village of Laxey.

The car contained four elderly residents from the island at the time of the incident.

Staff from all three emergency services attended the scene but sadly, despite immediate emergency treatment, two people in the car were declared dead at the scene.

Two other occupants of the car suffered critical injuries and were taken to Nobles Hospital. One of these casualties subsequently succumbed to their injuries and died afterwards. The other casualty remains in the intensive therapy unit in a critical condition.

Map of the Isle of Man Credit: bing

Police have asked people to refrain from speculating about either the cause of this collision. They are appealing for any witnesses to get in touch via Police Headquarters on 631212, or any police officer.

Police say they are satisfied that no other person or vehicle was involved in this collision.

Witnesses described hearing a "loud bang" as the car crashed into the bus stop, which is now gone. Credit: Callum Mason



IoM mobiles could be liable for roaming after EU blanket ban

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The Isle of Man's mobile users could still be liable to pay EU roaming charges due to being a non-member state.

In today's House of Keys sitting, Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK faced questions by Lawrie Hooper MHK, who wanted to know whether the Communications Commission could reduce the fees.

Mr Quayle said that Government could investigate prices, but not regulate.

There is an EU blanket ban coming into force on Thursday 15 June, which see roaming charges ended in member countries.

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