Four cyclists killed in road accident

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Four cyclists died and eight others were injured today when their group was hit by a car.

The group, which included adults and children, were on the A547 Ludland Road near Abergele in North Wales at about 10am when the accident happened.

They were hit by a Toyota Corolla travelling towards Towyn.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called out and four cyclists were pronounced dead at the scene.

North Wales Police said eight other casualties were taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan, some with serious injuries.

The dead were confirmed as three men and a boy, North Wales Police said.

Four of the other cyclists were seriously hurt, but their injuries were not life threatening.

Three suffered minor injuries, and there was "no information" on the condition of the eighth, a police spokeswoman added.