Authorities have confirmed a young boy has died in Iqaluit after being hit by a pickup truck.

The collision happened early Monday near the Arctic Ventures Marketplace grocery store.

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Emergency workers were on the scene after a boy was hit Monday morning outside of Arctic Ventures in Iqaluit. (CBC)

The boy was taken away in an ambulance immediately after being hit. He was later confirmed by authorities to have passed away.

Iqaluit RCMP say they are investigating.