Minibus driver dies, six hurt on A4119 at Tonyrefail

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Image caption The crash involved a minibus and three cars

A minibus driver has died and six people have been injured in a multi-vehicle road crash in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

The bus was in collision with two cars travelling in the same direction on the A4119 near Tonyrefail on Thursday at 1715 BST.

The man who died was 46 and lived locally. Police have appealed for witnesses.

The casualties had injuries ranging from leg fractures to neck pain.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said the injured were taken to hospital in Cardiff and the Royal Glamorgan hospital in Llantrisant.

The minbus driver was pronounced dead at hospital.

The crash happened between the Coed Ely and Glifach Goch roundabouts, with the road closed for four hours after the collision.

South Wales Police said they want to speak to any witnesses, to anyone who stopped to help or saw the black Ford Tourneo minibus before the crash.

It had been driving north along the A4119 before the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the South Wales Police roads policing unit on 02920 571600.

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