At least three dead and several injured after truck ploughs into Rotterdam barbecue 

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At least three dead and several injured while truck plows BBQ event in Rotterdam neighborhood

  • The driver raged through the crowd during an event in Nieuw Beijerland
  • Others have been taken to hospital for treatment of their injuries
  • Overturned picnic tables and wreckage of the scene were depicted

In the Netherlands, three people have been killed after a truck crashed into a neighborhood barbecue near Rotterdam.

“At the time of the collision, there was a neighborhood barbecue where many people were present,” the Rotterdam police said on Saturday evening.

The police said they were investigating the cause of the abandonment of the road in the village of Nieuw-Beijerland just south of Rotterdam and along the side of a dike around 7 p.m.

The injured attended a barbecue at the local ice club IJsclub de Kom that was underway when the truck collided with the gathering.

Others have been taken to hospital for treatment of their injuries, Dutch media reported.

Photos published on local media websites showed a heavy truck belonging to a Spanish transport company at the bottom of a small embankment.

According to De Telegraaf, the group was having an annual party when the truck drove up to them

The driver, who is said to be in shock, is being questioned by the police

The driver, who is said to be in shock, is being questioned by the police

An investigation into the incident is underway.  Police are on the spot in the photo

An investigation into the incident is underway. Police are on the spot in the photo

Overturned picnic tables and wreckage from the scene were pictured during the event

Overturned picnic tables and wreckage from the scene were pictured during the event

The driver, who was in shock, is being questioned by the police. It is unknown at this time why he drove into the meeting.

Overturned picnic tables and wreckage from the scene were pictured during the event.

According to De Telegraaf, the group was having an annual party when the truck drove up to them.

A large number of ambulances are on site and several trauma helicopters have been deployed. The authorities also organize a crane to remove the truck.

According to the local broadcaster, the deputy mayor of the municipality of Hoeksche Waard is present on location. Nieuw-Beijerland is part of this municipality.

An investigation into the incident is underway. Police reportedly believe the accident was an accident.

This is a news item in development.

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