An eight-year-old boy has died after he ran behind a reversing vehicle being driven by a 70-year-old man in Veitongo Monday 25 at about 5pm.

The old man has been charged with manslaughter by negligence.

Police said three young boys, including the victim ran after the van trying to climb over the rear end.

Unfortunately only two of them managed to climb up while the victim did not and fell down before he was run over.

The victim was rushed to Vaiola hospital before he was announced dead shortly after he was arrived.

Police investigation continues.