Dozens have been killed/injured after a car ran over several schoolchildren in the city of Huludao in China.
WARNING – VIDEO ABOUT THE INCIDENT
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Car rammed children crossing street in northeast China
- Car rammed children crossing street in northeast China
- Video shows two small children lying unconscious, bleeding on the street
- 58,000 people were killed in road accidents in China in 2015
A car rammed a group of children crossing a street in front of an elementary school in northeast China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring another 18, state media said.
Police took the driver into custody and are investigating the cause of the incident in Huludao, Liaoning province, the official CCTV broadcaster said on its Weibo social media account.
Unverified videos circulating on social media appeared to show a car veering onto the wrong side of the road and ploughing through the line of pupils, with the impact from the crash throwing bodies across the road.
Other gut-wrenching footage showed at least two small children lying unconscious and bleeding on the street. The screams and cries of children could be heard in the background, as onlookers milled around the scene of the collision.
Victims of the crash are undergoing medical treatment, according to CCTV. The incident happened around noon.
The ages of the victims were not released.
Police from Jianchang county in Huludao city did not immediately respond to AFP requests for comment.