Teenager dies after being hit by bus in Eastbourne

A 17-year-old boy has died after being hit by a bus near Eastbourne in East Sussex.

The accident happened shortly before 17:00 BST on the A259 East Dean Road in East Dean, which was described as busy at the time by Sussex Police.

Officers said the bus stopped at the scene after the incident. The road was closed for about three hours while investigators carried out inquiries.

The boy was declared dead at the scene. Police have appealed for witnesses.

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