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A nine-year-old boy has died after a vehicle crashed into a riverbed in Canterbury, police have confirmed.
Emergency services responded to a report of a vehicle crashing into the Clyde riverbed near Erewhon Station Hut in the Ashburton district, about 10am yesterday.
Another person suffered moderate injuries, while a third person had minor injuries.
The Serious Crash Unit examined the scene and the investigation is continuing.