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28 December 2012, 09:35
Police have launched an investigation after two children died in a road traffic collision last night in Wisbech.
The incident happened on the A47 at approximately 6.40pm on Thurs (Dec 28), when a black Ford Focus left the road, ending up on its side at the edge of a ditch.
Five people were travelling in the car, two adults and three children, who were all taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.
Sadly, two girls aged seven and 10, died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the collision, near Broadend Road, Wisbech.
The three other casualties remain in hospital, although their injuries are not believed to be serious.
The road was closed in both directions for several hours and was re-opened shortly before 10.30pm. Officers continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident and how the vehicle came to leave the road.
Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning it.
Witnesses should contact Sgt Peter Howlett at Swaffham Roads Policing on 101.
Meanwhile, two crews from Soham and a rescue vehicle from Cambridge were called to a road traffic collision in Military Road, Soham.
This was a two-vehicle collision near the Wicken Fen turn at around 6.25 on Thursday evening.
Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to release a man from one car and a woman from another car who were trapped.
Crews returned to their stations at 8pm.