Norfolk Constabulary have released the following statement regarding the fatal car crash in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire:
Police have launched an investigation after two children died in a road traffic collision this evening in Wisbech.
The incident happened on the A47 at approximately 6.40pm 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.
The three other casualties remain in hospital, although their injuries are not believed to be serious.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Sgt Peter Howlett at Swaffham Roads Policing on 101.
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