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Thursday, June 13, 2019, 16:16
Car rams into 17 children in western Japan, 2 injured
By Xinhua
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 16:16 By Xinhua

TOKYO — A car plowed into a group of 17 nursery school children in western Japan, injuring two of them, local media reported Thursday.

According to local police reports, the children were struck by the vehicle as they were walking along a sidewalk in Nishinomiya city on their way to a park close to their school, in Hyogo prefecture, on Thursday morning.

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The police said that following the incident, two girls had to be rushed to the hospital due to their injuries, with one of them, aged six, sustaining a fractured shoulder, while the other had unspecified injuries.

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A 69-year-old female driver was arrested at the scene, located in a commercial district of Nishinomiya about 600 meters from a Hankyu Railway station, on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in injuries.

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