10 injured after crash near Oamaru

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Ten people, including two children, are in hospital after multiple vehicles crashed in Maheno, near Oamaru this evening.

St John ambulance said at least two people were in a critical condition.

The injured children were in a serious condition.

The other people had serious and moderate injuries.

Two people trapped in a car were rescued by fire crews.

Four helicopters and five ambulances took people to Oamaru and Dunedin hospitals.

State Highway 1 is blocked and diversions are in place between Fortification and Happy Valley roads.

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