At least six people died Tuesday when an SUV carrying children to a primary school crashed into an electrical pole near the central Venezuelan city of Valencia, authorities said.

"Officials are corroborating details of the road accident in La Manguita sector: (6 dead - 5 minors and driver - and 3 injured) #Emergencias," the Carabobo state emergency services office said on Twitter.

The injured were taken to Valencia's Central Hospital and are "out of danger," an official told Efe.

The incident took place before 8 a.m. when the driver lost control of the Jeep Wagoneer SUV. EFE