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Double fatal victims were changing tyre

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 30/07/2016

The two people who died in a pile-up in Bay of Plenty on Friday were trying to change a flat tyre.

One person died at the scene of a five-car pile-up on State Highway 29A at Mangutapu between Baypark and Welcome Bay on Friday afternoon and a second person died in hospital later, police said on Friday.

On Saturday they released further details, saying a blue Nissan travelling south struck three pedestrians changing a flat tyre on a white SUV.

Two of them died and the third is in Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries.

There was also a white Ford station wagon parked in front of the white SUV.

Police are seeking information about both the two white vehicles parked on the roadside and the blue Nissan.

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