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Two men die after two-vehicle collision in Belfast

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Two men have died in Belfast after two vehicles collided on Saturday night.

The men were passengers in each of the cars, a black Ford Focus and a blue Skoda Octavia, Chief Insp Wendy Pollock of the Police Service of Northern Ireland said.

Three other people were taken to hospital after the incident, which took place on the Ravenhill Road at about 9.10pm. The road was closed overnight but has since reopened.

Police have appealed to anyone who was in the area at around 9 o’clock on Saturday night or who may have witnessed the incident to contact them on 101 and quote the reference number 1736 22/01/22.

In Dublin, gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a pedestrian was seriously injured when he was hit by a car in the early hours of Sunday.

The incident happened on the Drimnagh Road at around 1.30am.

“Shortly before 1.30am, gardaí and units from Dublin Fire Brigade attended at the scene of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian on Drimnagh Road, Dublin 12,” a Garda spokesman said.

“The pedestrian, a man in his 40s, was treated at the scene for serious injuries. He is currently in Beaumont Hospital where his condition is understood to be serious. The driver and sole occupant of the car was not injured.”

The road at the crash site was closed on Sunday morning to allow for a technical examination to be carried out by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí from Sundrive Road station are investigating the incident and appealed to anyone who witnessed or has footage of the collision to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact (01) 666 6600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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