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Two young women killed in road tragedy

Two young women killed in road tragedy

Two young people have lost their lives in a car crash in Donegal on Wednesday afternoon.

The accident occurred around 4.30pm on the Glenfin Road, outside Ballybofey.

Three people were understood to be travelling in the car which was involved in the single-vehicle collision.

Independent.ie can confirm that two women in their twenties were killed in the incident, while a third person has been hospitalised.

The Donegal Daily is reporting that the incident occurred on a sweeping bend on the R252, approximately 800 metres past Jackson's Hotel.

The road has been sealed off for a full forensic examination.

Today is 'European Day Without A Road Death'.

The initiative, organised by TISPOL, the traffic police network in Europe, is aimed at having no road fatalities across Europe on Wednesday.

There have already been 134 deaths on Irish roads in 2016 - 20 more than in the same period last year.

RSA director Pearse White emphasised that road safety was a shared responsibility. He said Irish people had to improve how they used the roads.

"You might think it's OK to drive a little bit above the speed limit, or to just have a couple of drinks and drive home, or to not bother putting you seatbelt on in the car. But the tragic reality is that these actions could have serious and devastating consequences for others."