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Truck Hit Community Barbeque : Netherlands

Six people are killed and seven others are injured after a truck crashes into a community barbecue in Nieuw-Beijerland, South Holland, The Netherlands.

The death toll from an accident when a truck drove off a dike and slammed into a community barbecue in a village south of Rotterdam rose to six Sunday and police said a further seven people are in hospital, including one in critical condition. Three men and three women were killed, ranging in age from 28 to 75, police said.
Police spokeswoman Mirjam Boers said the truck driver, a 46-year-old Spanish man, is suspected of causing the accident that happened early Saturday evening in the village of Nieuw-Beijerland. His identity was not released, in line with Dutch privacy laws. The large truck the man was driving left a small rural road and careered down the bank of the dike and plowed into the village gathering. Boers said the driver was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

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