Three school children were crushed to death and two others injured by a speeding truck at Mathcolony in North 24 Parganas district this morning, the police said.
A group of school children were waiting for bus by the side of Belgharia Expressway when the truck ran into them at around 9 AM.
Three children died on the spot while two others injured were taken to the hospital, police said.
The victims were in the age group of 5-8 years.
Angry locals have put up a road blockade and the police were trying to pacify them.
The truck driver managed to flee, they added.