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One woman dies, 18 are injured in Wexford bus crash

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Irish police have warned that the road from Bray is treacherous

A woman in her 40s has died and 18 others have been injured after a minibus overturned near Gorey, County Wexford, in the Republic of Ireland.

It is understood that all of the passengers were working for the Irish postal service -An Post - and were travelling to the Leopardstown races.

Shortly after the crash, an ambulance responding to the accident also overturned on ice on the N11 road.

The injured minibus passengers were taken to Wexford General Hospital.

There have been a number of other collisions on the Bray to Wexford Road and gardaí have appealed to motorists to avoid the area as conditions are said to be treacherous.

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