An Electricity North West engineer who was working at the side of a road has died after being hit by a car.

Greater Manchester police declared a major incident on Sunday following the fatal collision, which happened in Littleborough.

At 11.47am on Sunday police were called to a crash on Featherstall Road.

Emergency services attended the scene and two electrical engineers who had been working on the pavement were found seriously injured.

Sadly, despite the very best efforts of emergency services, one man in his 30s was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The man's family are aware and are being supported by specialist officers.

Electricity North West said in a statement on Sunday afternoon: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm that a serious road traffic incident in Littleborough this afternoon has resulted in the fatality of one of our colleagues, and injury to another, who were working on site.

"Our thoughts are with our colleagues' families and friends at this tragic time."

A second man in his 20s has been taken to hospital in a serious condition.

Initial enquiries have established that a vehicle had come off the road and collided with the victims.

No arrests have been made.

The Bolton News:

GMPs Tactical Commander, Superintendent Arif Nawaz, said: "This has been a terrible incident and our thoughts are very much with the family and friends who have lost their loved one in tragic circumstances.

"As a result of this incident, around 2,000 homes and businesses in the area were without electricity for around four hours and a major incident response was declared.

"Electricity North West have confirmed at 6.20pm this evening that only around 60 properties are now affected by the power outage which is due to be resolved within the next couple of hours.

"GMP have been working together with the local authority and other partner agencies to support those who are most vulnerable in this situation.

"Emergency services remain at the scene and Featherstall Road remains closed."

Anyone with information, or anyone who may have dash cam footage of the collision is asked to contact GMPs Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 8564741 quoting log number 1338 of the October 17.