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.