Two Britons die in car crash in New Zealand

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)
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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