A coach has crashed into a wall near the Cornwall town Looe, killing one and injuring more than 50 people Getty

One passenger has died and more than 50 have been injured after a coach full of elderly people crashed into a wall in Cornwall.

The packed vehicle was travelling from Plymouth towards Looe in southeast Cornwall when it crashed in Morval at about 1pm.

Nine people are believed to have serious injuries. Five more are described as having serious but not life-threatening injuries.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman confirmed all of those who had been injured were passengers on the Carmel Coaches vehicle and all of them are thought to be in their 60s or 70s.

Emergency services were scrambled to the scene where there were approximately 40 walking wounded who were being treated at a nearby village hall.

One person was also has been flown to hospital in the wake of the incident and Devon and Cornwall Police said the A387 at Morval had been closed after the crash.

Neil Chevalier from South Western Ambulance Service told Sky News the coach had been travelling down a steep hill when it crashed.

Most of the casualties have now been removed from the scene.

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A coach has crashed into a wall along the A387 at Morval Google

Devon Police said: "Police and other emergency services are dealing with a fatal collision involving a coach in the Looe.

"Police officers were called to the A387 at Morval, around three miles from Looe, to reports that a coach had collided with a wall.

"One person, a passenger, has died from injuries sustained in the collision."

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to please call police on 101 reference 351 130514.