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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

State Highway 35 (Whareponga Road) and Waiapu Road, Ruatoria is closed due to a serious single vehicle crash.

Police were alerted to a vehicle in a ditch at around 2:10am.

Two people are said to be critically injured and three others have a range of injuries.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area or expect delays.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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