NZ police are responding to serious crash at Pongakawa, Bay of Plenty

Emergency services are attending a serious crash between a car and a train in Pongakawa.

The crash, on Pongakawa School Road, was reported to Police around 8:15am.

Initial reports indicate several people have been seriously injured.

The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

More information will be released when it becomes available.

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