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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police are at the scene of a serious multi vehicle crash in Pongakawa, Western Bay of Plenty.

Emergency services were alerted to the crash on Wharere and Te Puke East Roads at around 4pm.

A number of people have serious injuries. Helicopters have been dispatched.

Diversions are in place. Motorists are asked to avoid the area and expect delays.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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