Rangers fans' coach crash leaves one dead and several injured
The Scottish club's win over Partick Thistle has been overshadowed by a serious accident involving a coach taking supporters to the match.
Rangers' Scottish Premiership win over Partick Thistle on Saturday afternoon was marred by a coach crash which has left one dead and multiple others injured.
Bus crashed taking supporters to match
The incident occurred when the vehicle, carrying Rangers 36 fans plus the driver, overturned in East Ayrshire to the south of Glasgow en route to the match at Ibrox.
According to witnesses of the accident, which happened at about 13:15 BST, the coach swerved near a roundabout before landing on its side on a grass verge.
One dead, 18 taken to hospital
Police Scotland have confirmed that a 39-year-old man has died from the crash, with a further 18 people hospitalised, three of which with serious injuries.
Rangers are deeply saddened to learn of a dreadful accident involving a coach carrying supporters to this afternoon’s match at Ibrox.— Rangers FC (@RangersFC) 1 October 2016
Rangers offer sympathies to victims
Rangers later released a statement saying they were "deeply saddened" by news of the accident.
"Our profound condolences go to the gentleman who has died and our thoughts are with his family," the club continued.
"We are also thinking of those who have been injured and taken to hospital."
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