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Two men who died in crash on A47 between bus and lorry are named

PUBLISHED: 12:50 27 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:50 27 June 2018

Two men travelling in a double-decker bus have died after it collided with a lorry on the A47 at Thorney Toll near Wisbech in Cambridgeshire. Picture(s): Chris Radburn / PA Wire / PA Images

Two men travelling in a double-decker bus have died after it collided with a lorry on the A47 at Thorney Toll near Wisbech in Cambridgeshire. Picture(s): Chris Radburn / PA Wire / PA Images

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Two men who died in the A47 crash between a bus and a lorry in Cambridgeshire have been named today.

Bus driver Michael Elcombe, 45, of Cley Road in Swaffham, Norfolk, died when the vehicle he was driving was involved in a collision with a HGV at about 7.30am yesterday.

And Brian Chapman, 76, of Cherry Road, in Kettering, was a passenger on the bus. He died at the scene of the incident which happened between Guyhirn and Thorney

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: “In addition to the two fatalities, a further 17 people were injured as a result of the collision.

“Six received serious injuries and the remaining minor. The majority of the people injured were from Peterborough, with one from Hunstanton in Norfolk.

“The circumstances of the collision are being investigated, but no arrests have been made.”

The bus was the First Excel X1 service which runs from Peterborough to Wisbech and on to King’s Lynn.

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