Minibus crash in Cumbria injures 13 people

A minibus crashed when it came off an icy road in Cumbria, injuring 13 people, police said.

The vehicle, which had 12 male passengers aged between 18 and 20, was returning to Millom early on Saturday after a night out in Cockermouth.

Cumbria Police said the minibus left the A595, south of Gosforth, and rolled over on to its side.

The passengers and driver were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Whitehaven's West Cumberland Hospital.

The police spokesman added: "It is believed this incident has occurred as a result of the drop in temperature and the roads becoming slippery due to ice and the inclement weather conditions."

A police investigation is ongoing.

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