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Seven hurt in South Island crash

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 10/07/2016

Ambulance © Getty Images Ambulance One person has been taken to hospital and six others injured after a car rolled in icy conditions in the South Island.

Emergency services were called the accident at Irishman Creek near Tekapo after 8am on Monday.

The car rolled on SH8, the Tekapo to Twizel road, and there had been reports of cars struggling on ice in the area, a police spokesman said.

The road has since been closed.

One person with serious injuries was taken to Christchurch Hospital, while six others received minor injuries, St John Ambulance said.

Police said another crash had happened on the same road in the morning, in which one person was also injured.

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