Van ploughs into pedestrians in China

People on the pavement and road

A van has ploughed into people outside a hospital, killing at least one person in China.

Distressing footage of the incident’s aftermath shows a trail of destruction, with multiple bodies strewn along the road.

The horror crash happened in the Chinese city of Nanning, close to the Vietnam border.

Nurses and passersby are seen running into the street in an attempt to help the injured.

Images shared on social media show around a dozen locals heroically pushing the van off other victims.

Others lie motionless or sit up waiting for medical attention.

The vehicle finally came to a stop after crashing into a pole.

Local media have reported at least one person was killed, but with several others severely injured, it is feared the death toll will rise, according to local reports.