Bus rolls on SH5 Ngatira, 5 confirmed dead

By Kereama Wright

Police have confirmed this afternoon of the 27 tourists on board a bus crash on the main highway just out of Rotorua this morning, five have lost their lives.

Earlier this morning the bus was travelling along State Highway 5, Ngatira, where a bus had rolled.

This afternoon Police are still at the scene of the crash where the bodies of the deceased are being recovered.

The road is closed, and motorists are advised to avoid the area.