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Two women die after car crash at Manchester hospital

Police near car at scene
Image caption A cordon has been placed around a green Ford Focus which has two burst tyres

Two women have died after a car hit pedestrians outside a hospital in south Manchester.

The women, aged 44 and 49, were injured in the car park at Withington Community Hospital at 14:05 GMT, Greater Manchester Police said.

The 89-year-old man who was driving the car was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The man remains in custody, police said.

A police cordon has been placed around a green Ford Focus with two burst tyres.

Several bollards in front of the main entrance to the hospital have been knocked over or damaged where it appears they have been hit by the car.

About 12 police officers and a crime scene investigation team remain at the car park on Nell Lane.

The women were taken to Wythenshawe Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary but both later died.

A spokeswoman for North West Ambulance Service said there were no reports of any other casualties.

Police are investigating and have appealed for witnesses.

Image caption Bollards outside the hospital have been damaged
Image caption Greater Manchester Police said the 89-year-old driver has been arrested

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