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1 child, killed 5 others injured after KZN driver loses control of speeding car

The children were walking along the road in the Emaplanzini area on Monday when the vehicle ploughed into them.

EMS Emergency Medical Services, Ambulance, motor vehicle accident generic image. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – KwaZulu-Natal police have confirmed a 13-year-old girl has been killed and five other children have been hospitalised after they were run over by a hijacked vehicle.

The children were walking along the road in the Emaplanzini area on Monday when the vehicle ploughed into them.

No arrests have yet been made.

The police's Ngobile Gwala said: “Yesterday afternoon the children were walking near the road in the Maplazini area when a vehicle travelling at a high speed lost control and knocked the six children and the vehicle also rolled into a nearby house. The investigations are still ongoing, and Inanda SAPS has opened charges of culpable homicide as well as reckless and negligent driving.

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