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Six children killed in truck crash

Six children have died after being hit by a truck while walking to school, Japanese police said.

Police spokesman Harumi Murayama said the crash happened in Tochigi, north of Tokyo.

The children - five boys and a girl - were all aged between nine and 11.

Police said the truck crossed the central line of the road and slammed into the children before crashing into a house. Officers have arrested the 26-year-old driver.

Mr Murayama said police are investigating the cause of the accident, but no alcohol was detected on the driver.

Fuji TV said the truck weighed around 12 tons.

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