Scotland mourns before Christmas, as bin lorry crash leaves behind a trail of devastation.

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A bin lorry crashed at George Square, Glasgow, at 14:30 hrs on Monday, 22nd December. The crash resulted in six fatalities and left more injured. As the tragedy dampens the festive season, Glasgow mourns its loss before Christmas.

Amongst the casualties were, Jack Sweeny (68), wife; Lorraine (69) and daughter (18), from Dumbarton. Other fatalities were Gillian Ewing (52) from Edinburgh, Stephanie Tait (29) and Jacqueline Morton (51) from Glasgow. Ten injured, as a result of the crash, are receiving treatment at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Overnight, ambulances cleared the scene off bodies of the deceased as traffic reopened in the square. Christmas lights, the ice rink and the big wheel remains closed till Boxing Day, paying respect to the deceased.

The Queen has also offered her condolences, amongst other offerings from the locals, including services held at the Church of Scotland’s St George’s Tron Church. The Glasgow City Council has also opened an appeal fund for those affected by the crash.

As investigations continue, Police Scotland assures that there is nothing ‘sinister’ about the crash.

 

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