Car runs into schoolchildren in China, kills 5 people

A car has rammed into a group of children crossing a street outside a school in China at about noon on Thursday, killing five and injuring another 18.

The driver of the car has been taken into custody by the police, who have opened an investigation into the incident in Huludao, Liaoning province, to determine the likely cause.

Videos have been circulation around Chinese social media platforms, showing a car veering onto the wrong side of the road and ploughing through the line of pupils, the impact from the crash throwing bodies across the road.

Chinese official broadcaster, CCTV, said victims are undergoing medical treatment.

China experience a high number of car accidents. Earlier in the month, a bus plunged off a bridge in Chongqing province, killing all passengers aboard, after the driver got involved in an altercation with a female passenger.

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