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At least five people have been killed and 18 injured, after a car hit a group of students outside a primary school in northeastern China, local media reported.

The incident took place in Huludao, Liaoning province on Thursday. The driver of the vehicle has reportedly been detained.

A video released on social media shows chaos as a car crashes right into the crowd of children. Many of the students are seen being knocked to the ground and dragged by the car.


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At least five people have been reportedly been killed and 18 injured.

“There may be more than a dozen people injured,” an eyewitness told local media, saying that he saw blood on the ground and children’s shoes.

Police is investigating the cause of the incident.