Dec 28 2012
Two girls aged seven and 10 have been killed in a car crash, police said.
The children were in a car along with two adults and another child which crashed on the A47 near Wisbech, Norfolk Police said.
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.
A Norfolk Police spokesman said: "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 road was closed in both directions for several hours at the scene of the accident close to the Norfolk border with Cambridgeshire before reopening just before 10.30pm.
A police spokesman said officers were continuing to investigate how the vehicle came to leave the road and asked for witnesses to the crash to come forward.
The accident comes two days after two young brother were killed in a Christmas Day motorway crash. Adnan Habib, 10, and four-year-old Arsalaan were killed when the car they were in - also a Ford Focus - crashed on the M6.