'Monster truck' kills three at Dutch show: officials

28th September 2014, Comments 0 comments

Three people, including a child, were killed on Sunday when a souped-up "monster truck" ploughed into a crowd during a stunt show in the Netherlands, officials said.

The tricked-out truck, sporting outsized tyres and a powerful engine, surged off the track after driving over a line of prop cars, crashing through a barricade and into the audience in the eastern town of Haaksbergen.

"A serious accident occurred this afternoon at a motor show," the local municipality said on its website.

Two adults and one child were killed, while 15 others were wounded, five of them seriously, mayor Hans Gerritsen told Dutch public broadcaster NOS.

Several emergency helicopters, ambulances, fire trucks and police cars were at the scene, as well as rescue services from nearby Germany, Dutch state television said.

© 2014 AFP

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