Man and woman die after Cork road accident

A man and a woman have died in a car crash outside of Cork city.

They were killed when the car they were travelling in left the road and struck a ditch at Ballinahina, Whites Cross, at around 12.30am this morning.

The man, aged in his 30s and the woman, who is in her 40s, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Their bodies were removed to Cork University Hospital where post-mortem examinations will be carried out later today.

The road is currently closed while Gardaí carry out a technical examination of the scene. Diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Mayfield Garda Station.

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