Netherlands. Truck drives into group near Rotterdam, at least two dead
At least two people were killed on Saturday in a village near Rotterdam after a truck swerved off the road and rammed into a group dining outside.
The accident happened in the early evening when the Spanish-registered truck left the road in Zuidzijdsedijk, about 30 km south of Rotterdam. « The truck drove into a group of people attending a neighborhood barbecue, » Rotterdam police said on their Twitter account.
A policeman present at the scene told local radio Rijnmond that « at least two people were killed », but that the police were still on the scene to establish a final toll. Several people were injured.
Photographs taken after the crash identified the truck as belonging to Spain-based company El Mosca. The truck driver, who was not injured, was arrested and taken into custody, NOS radio said.