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Man killed in ambulance accident

A man has died after he was knocked down by an ambulance in Lancashire.

The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) vehicle had its sirens activated and was being used in a training exercise when the accident happened.

The 49-year-old was talking on his mobile phone when the collision happened in Kelbrook Road in Barnoldswick, Lancashire police said.

He was taken to the Royal Blackburn hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Thursday afternoon.

Accident investigators are at the scene.

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