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Dublin Bus in emergency meeting
A bus mounted the pavement and crashed
A bus mounted the pavement and crashed

The Irish state bus company is preparing for an emergency meeting to discuss a fatal accident at a Dublin bus stop.

Three men and two women died and about 20 others were injured when an out-of-service bus apparently ran out of control at Wellington Quay at 1320GMT on Saturday.

The people who died were Kevin Gary, 50, from Leixlip, Co Kildare; Vasul Tyminskyy, a 33-year-old Ukrainian, with an address at Lucan, Co Dublin; Margaret Traynor, 59, from Darndale, Dublin; Kathleen Gilton, 69, from Maynooth, Co Kildare, and Teresa Keatley, 43, from Ballymun, Dublin.

Another seven people are reported to be in a stable condition in hospital following the accident.

On Sunday it emerged that safety concerns had been expressed to Dublin Bus about the stop where the accident happened.

It has emerged that the bus stop had been moved from another location to allow for work on Dublin's suburban rail service.

The Irish police and the Department of Transport are carrying out investigations.

A team of counsellors is helping those injured and relatives involved to deal with their trauma.


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BBC NI's Mary Campbell reports:
"It has emerged that safety concerns were expressed to the Dublin State Bus Company"



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