Police have confirmed the death of a British national in a major traffic accident on Wednesday in the Antrim Area.

The British national was among 1O cruise ship passengers on a bus at the time of the incident.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Richmond Valentine has details.

It is believed that visitors aboard the bus were coming from a local tourist site at the time of the incident.

P&O Cruises, operators of a ship in which passengers were involved in an accident in Antrim which left one dead, has released a statement describing the event as very sad.

“The names of the guests involved in the incident have not been released. P&O Cruises representatives are on-site at the hospital to support the injured. Next of kin have been informed,” the statement stated. “We have activated our Care team to help those affected by the accident.”

P&O Cruises Senior Vice President, Paul Ludlow, said, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone touched by this tragic event. Our employees and crew are working to do everything we can to extend support and assistance to those affected and their loved ones.”