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Coach passengers treated after M6 crash

Firefighters have had to remove the doors of a coach to free passengers trapped following a crash on the M6 in Cheshire.

Emergency services, including fire crews from Congleton, Sandbach, Alsager and Crewe, were called to the incident on the southbound sliproad of the motorway at junction 16 at 3pm.

Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to cut the coach's doors off and widen the opening.

They then removed the two casualties - a male and a female - from the coach on longboards and placed them in the care of paramedics.

The other 18 passengers had got off the coach, and were put in a safe area after a cordon was set up.

Firefighters were at the scene for around an hour and 20 minutes.

The slip road remains closed, causing severe delays.

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