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Two Britons die in car crash in New Zealand

Police are investigating the circumstances of the collision.

Two British people have been killed in a car crash in New Zealand.

Police said the car in which they were travelling collided with a lorry in Christchurch on Thursday evening.

Local media said the location of the crash – at the junction of Shands Road and Blakes Road in Prebbleton – was among the most dangerous junctions in the Canterbury region.

The location of the incident (Google Maps)

New Zealand Police’s Serious Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A spokesman from the Foreign Office said: “We are assisting the family of two British nationals following their death in New Zealand. Our staff are in contact with New Zealand police.”

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