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An investigation is underway following the death of and man and woman during a collision in West Lothian yesterday.

The collision took place around 12.55pm when a Vauxhall Corsa collided with a small, single-decker bus on Torphichen Road near Ballencrief Toll Roundabout in Bathgate.

A 78-year-old man who was driving the car and a 79-year-old woman travelling in the passenger seat were declared dead at the scene.

The 56-year-old male driver of the bus was taken to hospital along with two male passengers, aged 54 and 55, and a 78-year-old woman. None of their injuries are thought to be life-threatening. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact police. Sergeant Gary Taylor said: “Tragically this incident has resulted in the occupants of the car sustaining a number of injuries from which they could not recover and our sympathies are with their family at this time.

“Our investigation to establish exactly what happened is ongoing and anyone who witnessed the collision should contact police immediately. “In addition, any motorists who were on the road at the time and may have relevant dash-cam footage, should also get in touch.”