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Extremo Aero Show Chihuahua 2013: Monster truck crashes into grandstand killing 6 people in Mexico

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At least six people have been killed and other 47 injured after a monster truck has crashed into a grandstand after its brakes failed during Extremo Aero Show in northern Mexico, officials say.

Two children were among the fatalities at the Extreme Airshow in the city of Chihuahua, capital of the eponymous state bordering the US state of Texas, said municipality spokesman Jose Luis Dominguez.

Two children were among the fatalities at the Extreme Airshow in the city of Chihuahua

Two children were among the fatalities at the Extreme Airshow in the city of Chihuahua

Some 3500 people attended the demolition show, in which pick-up trucks with giant tyres crush smaller cars, when the vehicle lost control and smashed into the stands at around 7 p.m. local time on Saturday, Jose Luis Dominguez said.

At least 35 of the 47 injured people were taken to hospitals. The park El Rejon, where the show took place, was immediately closed and helicopters and ambulances were dispatched.

It was the third annual airshow, which attracts 200,000 people on average and includes aeroplane stunts, skydiving and motorcycle acrobatics among other daredevil acts.

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