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A person is dead and several others injured after a car crashed into a bridge in Southland this evening.
A Fire Service spokesman said the collision occurred on Wreys Bush-Mossburn Rd near Waterloo Rd, about 70km north of Invercargill, at 6.45pm.
A power pole was also thought to have been knocked down as a result of the crash.
A rescue helicopter was en-route to the scene.