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  • 29 December 2012, 13:51

Norfolk Car Crash: Sisters Killed On A47 Named

Two sisters aged seven and 10 have been killed and three other people injured after a car crash in Norfolk.

The children, named by police as Tamzin and Jessica Porter, were in a car along with their 38-year-old father, a 43 -year-old woman and their 12-year-old brother when it crashed on the A47 near Wisbech at 6.40pm on Thursday, according to Norfolk Police.

All five occupants of the black Ford Focus were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, where the girls, who had suffered serious head injuries, later died.

Both victims were from Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire. The other three people in the car sustained only minor injuries and have been discharged from hospital.

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 contact them on 101.

It comes two days after two young brothers 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.

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