Mexico ‘monster truck’ crash kills eight at air show

At least eight people have been killed and dozens injured at a show in Mexico after a modified pick-up known as a monster truck crashed into spectators, the BBC reports.

At least one child was said to be among the dead in the northern city of Chihuahua on Saturday evening. The truck hit a stand that had no protective barrier.

A mechanical failure may have been the main cause of the accident, officials say. However, the driver later tested positive for alcohol consumption.

The monster truck with 1.5m-high (5ft) wheels was performing a demolition stunt during an annual air show in Chihuahua, which involved crushing two cars beneath its huge tires.

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