A car rammed into a group of schoolchildren 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 social media show 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.
Other gut-wrenching footage showed at least two small children lying unconscious and bleeding on the street.
Victims of the crash are undergoing medical treatment, according to CCTV. The incident happened around noon. Read more