Northern Ireland

Three children among nine injured in Fermanagh crash

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Image caption Two of those involved are "seriously injured"

Nine people have been taken to hospital following a car crash in County Fermanagh.

Most are believed to have suffered back and neck injuries. Three of those hurt are children.

It is not clear how many cars were involved in what the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service have described as a "major incident".

The crash happened on the A4 road between Brookborough and Fivemiletown.

John McPoland from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said:

"Because of the numbers involved, we were told possibly seven patients. We sent eight ambulances, three rapid response vehicles and a number of officers to the scene.

"On arrival we found nine patients requiring hospital treatment, including three children. Six have been taken to the south west acute hospital, including three children. Three others have been taken to Craigavon area hospital," he said.

Police have asked motorists to avoid the area. The road is now closed and traffic is being diverted via Clabby and Tempo.