Two children dead in Dutch monster truck crash

2014-09-28 19:41
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Amsterdam - Two children were killed and at least 15 injured on Sunday when a giant pick-up truck span out of control and drove into the audience while attempting to perform a stunt demonstration in the eastern Dutch town of Haaksbergen, local media reported.

A video published on Facebook showed the so-called monster truck riding over a row of parked vehicles as part of the demonstration, before losing control and ploughing over the barriers behind which the spectators were standing.

Hans Gerritsen, the town's mayor, was reported by Dutch public television as saying two children had been killed and at least 15 were injured, five of them seriously.

Helicopter ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the accident from across the entire region, including from neighbouring Germany, local media reported.

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