15:21 GMT28 July 2021
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    TOKYO (Sputnik) - A truck rammed a group of schoolchildren in Tokyo’s eastern outskirts on Monday, killing two and seriously injuring three others, media said.

    The truck veered off onto the sidewalk, striking a utility pole and a group of children returning from school in Japan's Chiba Prefecture, the NHK news channel said.

    The 60-year-old truck driver said he lost control of the vehicle.

    ​A test showed that the alcohol level in his blood was elevated. The man was detained pending results of the investigation.

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