Three Britons, including two children, have been killed after their car was in a crash with a truck in Croatia, local police say.

The driver of the car, a 37-year-old man, was fatally injured along with the two children in the incident in Slano, near Dubrovnik at 7.50am today, a force spokeswoman said.

A woman and a third child are being treated in the city's hospital after the crash.

The police spokeswoman confirmed that they were all British nationals in a car with UK number plates.

The driver of the truck, a 46-year-old from Dubrovnik, was uninjured.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We can sadly confirm the death of three British nationals and the hospitalisation of two British nationals on 31 July in Dubrovnik.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this very difficult time."

Pictures from the crash site on the D-8 road on the Dubrovnik Riviera in the south of Croatia show a badly damaged black BMW and a large orange flatbed truck on a narrow stretch of highway.

Police said the road has been closed while the investigation takes place.

About 400,000 British nationals visit Croatia every year, according to travel association Abta.