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Two toddlers died and 15 were injured when a vehicle drove into a birthday party in the US

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A rescue helicopter was sent to the scene after the incident. Photo: Kathleen Kildee / Detroit News / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 21.04.2024 03:10:25

Crime and justice: The pair of siblings, a five-year-old boy and an eight-year-old girl, have been confirmed dead after the incident, says Sheriff Troy Goodnough in Monroe County in the state of Michigan.

15 others were injured, several of them seriously. Both children and adults are among the injured.

The incident happened at 3pm on Saturday when a vehicle drove into a building belonging to the Swan Creek Boat Club in Berlin Township, where the birthday celebration was taking place. The vehicle ended up approximately 8 meters inside the building.

The driver, a 66-year-old woman, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

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