Two men have been killed in a collision involving a bus and a van on the outskirts of Tuam, Co Galway.

Both drivers of the vehicles, one in his early 60s and the other aged in his 30s, died at the scene.

There were 27 people on the bus at the time of the crash and ten passengers were taken to Galway University Hospital.

Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The crash occurred on the N17 Tuam to Galway road at around 7.45pm. The road will remain closed until tomorrow.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093-70840, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111 or any garda station.

Earlier today, a cyclist died after being struck by a car in Co Laois.

The collision happened on the Mountmellick to Emo Road at around 9am.

The 51-year-old man was seriously injured and died at the scene.

A woman in her 20s who was driving the car received minor injuries and was treated at the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise.

The Mountmellick to Emo Road was closed for a technical examination but has since reopened.

Five people have died on the roads so far this weekend.