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Five critically injured as supercar spins off track and crashes into crowd

A six-year-old girl and her mother are among the injured.

Image: Times of Malta/screengrab

FIVE PEOPLE HAVE been critically injured after a supercar sped off the track and crashed into the crowd at a motorshow event in Malta yesterday.

21 other people were also injured, the Times of Malta reports. 

Amongst the injured are a six-year-old girl and her mother.

Video footage showed the Porsche spinning out of control at speed on the track.

“The car was speeding down the taxiway when a back wheel went on the grass,” one eye-witness told the Times of Malta.

“The car spun out of control, went through the barriers where a large crowd was watching, and into the area of the static car exhibition,” the eye-witness said.

A fleet of ambulances and a medical helicopter were sent to the scene.

19 people were taken to hospital, while the rest were treated at a local health centre.

Organisers have said the cause of the crash will be investigated.

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