Police spokeswoman Elianne Mastwijk told a local media reporter that at least two people were killed, but the exact number of deaths is not yet known.
The police informed that they are investigating the incident, which took place around 19 in Nieuw Beijerland, about 30 km south of Rotterdam.
The Dutch broadcaster NOS said at least three people were killed. Police said they were investigating what caused the the truck ran off the road.
A video of the accident scene appeared on the Internet.
According to the police, the truck drove down a steep slope into the crowd. The vehicle stopped until it hit the wall of the house.
The commune of Hoeksche Waard, where the Nieuw-Beijerland incident is located, has set up a temporary center for witnesses and relatives of the victims. Earlier, the city authorities called for the services not to be blocked from accessing the scene.
The mayor of Dodrecht, Wouter Kolff, located near Nieuw-Beijerland, commented on the incident on Twitter. “My thoughts are with the victims, their relatives and service officials who are doing everything in their power,” he wrote.
A driver who is said to be in shock is questioned by the police. It is not known yet why he entered the assembly.
There are many ambulances and a few helicopters on site. According to local media, the deputy mayor of the Hoeksche Waard commune is present.
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