A car plowed into a crowd of children outside a primary school in northeastern China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring 18, a local government spokesman said. The driver was taken into custody after the crash around noon in the coastal city of Huludao in Liaoning province, the spokesman said. He described the crash as "a major traffic accident" and that the cause was under investigation.
Disturbing security camera footage showed a line of children crossing the street in front of their school when a car approaches, which then changes lanes and swerves into the crowd of children, the AP reports. It wasn't clear if the crash was a deliberate attack or whether the driver was swerving to avoid obstacles in front of him. (Last month, 14 children were injured in a stabbing attack in Chongqinq.)