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Two killed as car plunges into river on Christmas Day

Two people were killed when their car plunged into a river in the early hours of Christmas Day. A man and a woman were found dead in the water near the scene where the car sank into the river at around 3am.

Police confirmed two bodies were retrieved from the River Tawe in Swansea after their car was found in the river. The couple have not been identified by police.

Emergency services arrived on the scene at New Cut Road in Swansea at 3am after passers-by reported the car had entered the water. The car was found fully submerged in the river and the bodies of a man and a woman were found in the water nearby. Police said no other vehicle was involved at the scene although investigations are ongoing. The A483 New Cut Road was closed by officers at the scene.

Detective Inspector Sharon Gill-Lewis said: “South Wales Police was called around 3.05am this morning, Christmas Day, following reports that a car had gone into the River Tawe at New Cut Road, Swansea.

“Emergency services attended and a car was found fully submerged in the river. The bodies of a woman and a man were located in the river nearby. Their next of kin are being informed and inquiries are continuing to ascertain the full circumstances behind the incident.

Source: BBC

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