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Eight killed in illegal racing accident

Eight people have been killed and three injured when a car crashed into a group of spectators gathered to watch an illegal drag race in a suburb south of the US capital.

world Updated: Feb 17, 2008 13:56 IST

Eight people were killed and three injured when a car crashed into a group of spectators gathered to watch an illegal drag race (high speed race) in a suburb south of the US capital, according to media reports.

It was unclear whether the car was involved in the race around 3 am (local time) on Saturday in Accokeek, Maryland, police told the Washington Post.

Most of the victims were in the crowd, but at least one of those killed was a passenger in the car.

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