Otira bus crash update

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that 36 people are involved in todays crash between a bus and a car on SH73 at Otira Gorge.Otira bus crash update

Police can confirm that 36 people are involved in today’s crash between a bus and a car on SH73 at Otira Gorge.

Three people have been flown to hospital by helicopter.

The status of the remaining victims is yet to be confirmed.

The bus is on its side on the road and the road is expected to be closed for several hours.

A diversion for traffic heading from the West Coast towards Canterbury is in place via Jacksons.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area as there will be significant delays.

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