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Spectators killed at US car race

At least eight people have been killed and 12 injured at an off-road motor race in California, reports say.

A vehicle crashed into a crowd of spectators at the California 200 desert night race near Lucerne Valley, 100 miles (160km) from Los Angeles.

Many of the injured were airlifted to hospital, officials told the AP news agency.

The California 200 is a race for powerful, all-terrain vehicles over a 50 mile (80km) off-road track.

  • 15 Aug 2010