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.

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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.


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