A young primary school girl lost her life in an accident involving a police truck.

Saps confirmed that primary school girl was killed on Wednesday by a police truck transporting prisoners in Wynberg‚ near Johannesburg.

Details of the accident is still sketchy but Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said it was not clear how the accident occurred‚ but the child had somehow ended up underneath the truck.

The accident happened around 3pm.

No prisoner got away‚ Dlamini said.

“At the moment members of the SAPS are on scene and investigating. We will know more in the morning‚” he said on Wednesday night.

Some residents of the area that witnessed the incident said that the police driver was reckless and that led to the accident.