Car strikes pedestrians in Dalian in north-east China, killing 5

DALIAN (XINHUA) – A car drove into a crowd of pedestrians in north-east China’s Liaoning province, killing five people, local authorities said on Sunday (May 23).

A black sedan hit the people who were crossing a street in Dalian at 11.47am on Saturday and the driver fled the scene, said the city’s public security bureau.

Four died at the scene and another was confirmed dead after being taken to hospital. Five others who sustained injuries are receiving medical treatment.

The driver, surnamed Liu, has been caught and, following identification and examination, it was established that he was not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Further investigation is under way.

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