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One person has died and four people have been injured following a crash near Christchurch.
The crash happened on Tunnel Rd about 5.30pm today and one person died at the scene.
St John said two people were critically injured and two people had moderate injuries.
All were being taken to Christchurch Hospital by ambulance.
Tunnel Rd was blocked and diversions were in place.
Police advised motorists to avoid the area if possible as Tunnel Rd was not accessible via Port Hills Rd or Ferry Rd.
Emergency services were at the scene and were expected to be there for some time.