Two die after car plunges into canal


Two people have died after a car crashed and ended up in a canal.

The 21-year-old male driver and 24-year-old female passenger were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at the Forth and Clyde Canal in Glasgow.

Three other people were taken to hospital, one in a critical condition, following the single-vehicle collision.

The incident happened in Balmore Road at around 12.45am on Sunday.

Police Scotland said the blue Ford Focus was heading north near Skirsa Street when the car apparently went out of control.

It came off the road and struck a wall and railings before landing in the canal, officers said.

The police, fire and ambulance services were all sent to the scene, where the man and woman were declared dead.

A 25-year-old woman and two men, aged 25 and 24, who were also passengers in the car, were taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The woman is described as being in a critical condition, the 25-year-old man is stable, and the 24-year-old escaped serious injury but was treated for shock.

Sergeant Nicola Taylor said: "Our inquires are continuing into the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.

"It would appear that no other vehicle was involved and I would like to speak to anyone who either witnessed this crash or anyone who remembers seeing the vehicle travelling in Balmore Road just prior to the crash."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the road policing team in Govan on 101.

A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.