Two people have died in a single vehicle crash in Co Monaghan.

The alarm was raised when a car left the road (R213) and ended up in a bog / marsh at Killyneill Cross near the Monaghan-Armagh border before 6pm.

The occupants of the car, a man and woman in their 70s, were removed from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place.

The local Coroner Dr Watters attended at the scene and both bodies will be removed to the mortuary at Monaghan Hospital later this evening.

Garda forensic collision investigators will examine the scene tomorrow morning.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Gardaí at Monaghan Garda Station