Man killed in lorry tragedy

AN ELDERLY man has been killed by a lorry in a busy city street.

The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was crossing Calder Street in Govanhill in the southside of Glasgow yesterday morning when he was struck by a lorry.

Strathclyde Police said the man died at the scene and the lorry driver, a 37-year-old man, was not injured but is said to be distressed by the accident.

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Police are trying to identify the victim. He is white, very slim and is believed to be in his 60s. He was wearing a dark jacket, jumper, jeans and a baseball cap.

Sergeant Iain Pittams appealed for witnesses to help police with their inquires.