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Image caption The incident happened near Merthyr Tydfil College

A 71-year-old woman has died after being struck by a car while on a pedestrian crossing in Merthyr Tydfil.

The emergency services were called to the scene near Merthyr Tydfil College at about 11:30 GMT.

The woman was taken to Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales where she died from her injuries.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving without due care and attention and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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