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A dive team was dispatched to recover the bodies of the two childrenJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images File Photo

Scottish police have recovered the bodies of two children from a loch near the town of Oban in Scotland after their family car plunged into it on 6 July. The children – a two-year-old and a three-year-old – were in the car along with their mother at the time of the accident.

Emergency services were called to the scene on A816 north of Kilmelford where they managed to rescue a 36-year-old woman, who was later taken to Oban Hospital for treatment.

BBC quoted inspector Darren Faulds of Police Scotland as saying: "Two young children have lost their lives and our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of those involved in this tragic incident."

An eye witness who drove past the scene said that the accident occurred near a sharp bend on the road. "I was passing through at around 4.30pm [on Wednesday] and there was a woman in tears at the side of the road," Samantha Leiper told STV News. "There were at least 20 cars in front of me at a standstill and the woman at the side of the road was crowded by people trying to comfort her."

According to a statement released by the police, relatives of the children have been informed of the incident and a rescue team was attempting to retrieve the vehicle to conduct further investigations.