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Norfolk Police have confirmed that two sisters aged ten and seven died following a crash on the A47 near Wisbech yesterday.
Tamzin Portor and her younger sister Jessica from Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire, died as a result of the injuries they sustained when the car they were travelling in left the road and rolled into a drainage ditch.
A 12-year-old boy, a 38-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman who were also in the accident have been treated for minor injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Police said a black Ford Focus travelling on the A47 near Wisbech left the road and ended up on its side near a ditch.
The road was closed in both directions for several hours but has now re-opened.
Norfolk Constabulary have released the following statement regarding the fatal car crash in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire:
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Sgt Peter Howlett at Swaffham Roads Policing on 101.
The car crash that has resulted in the deaths of two girls happened on the A47 near Wisbech on the border between Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, according to police.
All five occupants of the black Ford Focus were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, where the girls died from their injuries.
The other three occupants of the car remain in hospital, although police said their injuries are not believed to be serious.
Two girls aged seven and 10 have been killed, and three other people injured, after a car crash in Norfolk this evening, police said.