German tourist killed in minibus crash near Bridge of Orchy

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The accident happened near Bridge of Orchy

A 30-year-old tourist from Germany has died after a crash involving a minibus and a water tanker in Argyll and Bute.

The man died at the scene of the accident, which took place at 12:15 on Wednesday on the A82 in the Bridge of Orchy area.

Eight other people were injured in the crash.

Police said their inquiries were continuing and asked anyone who witnessed the incident, or has dash-cam footage, to get in touch.

Ch Insp Darren Faulds said: "Sadly one person died and several others were seriously injured, and our thoughts are with their families and friends."


He also thanked the public for their patience while officers were carrying out investigation work.

Three patients were taken to Belford Hospital in Fort William while two were transferred to Lorn & Islands Hospital in Oban.

Three were also admitted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

Police said five of the casualties remained in a serious but stable condition while three have been released.

The road was closed for 11 hours following the crash, with a lengthy diversion in place.