South Scotland

Man dies after van and tanker crash on A701 at Amisfield

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Image caption The accident closed the A701 at Amisfield near Dumfries

A man has died after a van and tanker crashed on the A701 in the south of Scotland.

The accident happened at Amisfield, north of Dumfries, at about 13:50.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene but police could not confirm which vehicle he was travelling in.

The road was closed while officers carried out investigations into the crash, and diversions were put in place with drivers asked to avoid the area if possible.

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