Two people are dead after a two vehicles and a cyclist collided in Christchurch.

Emergency services were called to Empire Rd in Kainga where a truck and trailer unit, a car and a cyclist collided.

Ambulance service were called at 3.33pm today. Two people had died at the scene.

Police tonight confirmed that a 47-year-old man and a 60-year-old man died.

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A St John ambulance spokesman said two vehicles attended but no one was transported to hospital.

The old Waimakariri Bridge was now open.

Police were investigating the cause of the crash.