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One killed, seven injured, in crash on Desert Road

News from NZ Police
One person has died following a crash on the Desert Road in the Waiouru Military Area.

Emergency services were called around 11.45am and the road was closed till mid afternoon. The crash involved two vehicles and several people were injured.

Two helicopters were dispatched from Taupo and one from Palmerston North.

Report from RNZ
One person has died, and seven others were injured after the two-vehicle crash south of Waiouru.

A St John spokesperson said one person in a critical condition was taken to Waikato Hospital.

Three others have serious injuries while another three were moderately injured.