Firefighters had to use cutting gear to rescue two people from a vehicle following a crash earlier this month.

A road traffic collision occurred in the early hours of Sunday, March 5 at Gardiners Cross Road between Tempo and Maguiresbridge after 2am.

The PSNI, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) and the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) were all tasked to the scene, with the road closed for a time.

One fire engine each from Lisnaskea and Enniskillen attended the scene, while five ambulances were also dispatched to the incident.

A spokesperson for NIFRS said: “Firefighters used cutting gear to rescue two casualties from the vehicle. Both casualties, along with another casualty, were left in the care of the NIAS.”

A NIAS spokesperson confirmed that following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, four patients were taken to the South West Acute Hospital by ambulance, and one was taken to Craigavon Area Hospital by ambulance.

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