The New Zealand Police portal reported that three people died in a crash involving a car and a truck at 3.10pm local time (10.10am Malaysian time) on Thursday.
The report said helicopters assisted in transporting the injured to hospital.
A news portal described the crash as a “horrendous tragedy” where Kaikoura firefighters had to use cutting equipment to free passengers from the car.
The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) confirmed the incident and the Malaysian High Commission in New Zealand was obtaining information on the victims involved.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation. — Bernama
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