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Two children are dead following a collision north of Dauphin Friday evening.
Dauphin RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Provincial Road 362 and Road 147 North at 8 p.m. Friday, police said in a news release Saturday.
The Dauphin Fire Department, local emergency medical services members and the RCMP attended the scene.
An initial investigation determined determined a Ford F150 was travelling east on Road 147 when it went through the intersection at PR 362 and hit the side of a northbound Dodge Ram
Both vehicles sustained significant damage.
Two girls, ages 4 and 6, were extracted from the Dodge Ram by the Dauphin Fire Department crew and were taken to Dauphin hospital in critical condition by EMS personnel.
Both girls later succumbed to their injuries.
Two other occupants of the Dodge Ram, a 30-year-old woman from the RM of Dauphin and another woman were transported to Dauphin hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The two occupants of the Ford F150, both 24-year-old men from Dauphin, sustained serious injuries and were transported to hospital.
One male was later sent to hospital in Winnipeg in unstable condition with life-threatening injuries.
Police said the investigation is ongoing to determine if alcohol was a factor in the collision.
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