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One dead after minibus with 23 on board overturns in Scottish Borders

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One man has died and 23 people have been taken to hospital after a minibus overturned in the Scottish Borders

The incident happened on the A6089, between Carfraemill and Gordon at about 10.50am on Saturday.

The private minibus, which was travelling from Newtongrange to Kelso, was carrying 23 adult passengers as well as the driver.

The injured are being treated at Borders General Hospital, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow.

The road remains closed in both directions while police continue to conduct an investigation at the scene.

Chief Inspector Steven Duncan of the Lothians & Scottish Borders Police Division said: “We’re providing ongoing support to the family of the man who tragically lost his life, along with those who have been injured and their families.

“Our Road Policing Unit, together with partners, are currently working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this.

“We’d ask anyone who may be concerned that a loved one has been affected, or anyone who could help with our investigation, to get in touch immediately via 101 and quote incident number 1369 of 29th December.”

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