Two Jewish girls died after the non-motorized scooter they were riding was hit by a truck in Antwerp on Tuesday morning.

The Antwerp police said the victims aged 9 and 1 were members of a prominent family of Ger Chasidim residing in Antwerp.

In the initial police investigation, the victims were crossing the street on their scooter at a pedestrian crosswalk when the truck reversed into them.

The police said the two girls instantly died in the accident at the junction of the Lange Leemstraat with the Sint-Vincentiusstraat.

The road where the incident happened is already closed as the police conduct a deeper investigation on the incident.

The driver of the truck is now in the hospital after suffering from a shock.

The incident has also shaken the Jewish community in the area.

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