Teens die in in­ferno

Rotorua Daily Post - - Nation -

Two teen broth­ers and a friend died in a Christchurch crash overnight on Sun­day af­ter flee­ing po­lice — and of­fi­cers needed med­i­cal treat­ment af­ter at­tempt­ing to res­cue. Po­lice con­firmed the teens were in a car stolen ear­lier that night and that the ve­hi­cle crashed into a tree, dis­lodg­ing the fuel tank, which then rup­tured and erupted into a “ball of fire”.

The stolen Mazda Fa­milia was first seen speed­ing in cen­tral Christchurch at 11.13pm on Sun­day, reach­ing speeds of more than 130kmh.

The driver was be­lieved to be 16 while his brother and friend was 13.

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