At least five children have died and 18 were injured after a car ploughed into a group of pupils outside a school in China today, according to Chinese state media.
The suspect drove the car in the opposite lane at a high speed before crashing into the students who were crossing the road in north-eastern Liaoning Province, according to footage released by
The suspect has been apprehended, the report said.
The group of children cross the road before the car appears and drives into them in China
The car (circled) speeds on the road in the opposite direction before crashing into the pupils
The incident took place at noon outside the Number Two Primary School in Jianchang County, Huludao City.
The suspect drove away from the scene afterwards.
A member of staff from the school told
Huludao is a medium size city with around 2.7 million residents on the coast of south-western Liaoning Province.
The car ploughs straight into the students before driving away from the scene
The incident occurred outside the Number Two Primary School in Jianchang County, Huludao
Speaking to the newspaper, an eyewitness who was driving on the road claimed to have seen loose shoes and blood on the ground after the incident.
Police said they caught the suspect who was driving an Audi A6 at around 2:20pm as he headed towards the countryside.
The suspect has been taken into police custody. Police are investigating the case.