Eight killed in illegal racing accident

Updated on Feb 17, 2008 01:56 PM IST
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.
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IANS | By, Washington

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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