Biker dies in Deeside crash

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A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a van on Deeside.

The crash happened on the A980 Banchory to Torphins road, a mile east of the Campfield Service Station around 2.45pm.

Fire crews were called to the scene to deal with a blaze.

Police confirmed the fatality this evening.

The road has been closed from the Raemoir House Hotel to Torphins while accident investigations take place.

Diversions are in operation via Banchory.