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Source: New Zealand Police

Source: New Zealand Police

Police are responding to a fatal crash between a bus and a car on State Highway 6, near Devils Staircase, south of Queenstown.

Emergency services were alerted to the crash at 7:45am.

One person in the car has died in the crash. No one else has been injured.

Police understand around 40 people were on the bus.

The Serious Crash Unit will be investigating and the road will be closed for some time.

There are no diversions available so motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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