A man in his 50s has died following a collision between a car and a bus in Co Roscommon.

The collision happened around 10.15am on the R446 at Ballydangan.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Roscommon Hospital.

A child who was a passenger in the car was taken to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe where her injuries are believed to be minor.

The driver of the bus and three passengers were also taken to Portiuncula Hospital with minor injuries.

The road remains closed for an examination and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone who was travelling on the R446 from Ballinasloe to Athlone between 9.30am and 10.15am are asked to contact Roscommon Garda Station on 09066-38300 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111.