BREAKING: Car ploughs into group of children in Slovakia – 12 injured

The crash happened in the Spišské Bystré, in the northern region of Prešov, today.

Police say the victims were aged from five to 12.

Pictures showed the car upside down by the snow-covered roadside.

Distraught family members watched as their youngsters were hauled into ambulances.

Fire crews were also called to the scene to help the victims and deal with the aftermath.

Local media reported the smash happened when a 66-year-old driver skidded on the icy road and veered into the group.

More to follow.