Five killed after rubbish truck crushes car
One image appears to show blood on the outside of the vehicle (Picture: Andreas Rosar/dpa via AP)

Five people have been killed after a rubbish truck toppled over onto a car this afternoon.

Pictures from the scene show the damaged truck beside a crushed white vehicle in Nagold, southwest of Stuttgart in Germany.

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One image appears to show blood on the outside of the vehicle.

According to local newspaper Stuttgarter Nachrichten, it is believed a technical defect in the truck led to the accident

Police reportedly said that preliminary findings revealed the truck had accelerated shortly after leaving an industrial area.

The driver of the truck and one passenger suffered minor injuries.

The driver has been taken to hospital suffering from shock.

Police couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.