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Five injured in Sweden as rally car crashes into crowd

AFP  |  Stockholm 

Five people were injured in on Saturday when a car veered off a racetrack during a race and crashed into a crowd of spectators, police said.

"There are five injured who have been transported to hospital. Two are reported to be lightly injured, and three seriously injured," police said in a statement.

"The of the car is one of the injured." The cause of the accident, which occurred at the Ticksta racetrack in Rimbo north of Stockholm, was not immediately known.

So-called "folk racing" is a form of rally popular in the Nordic countries, run with standard, inexpensive cars on special gravel or tarmac tracks of 2.4 kilometres (1.5 miles).

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 21:25 IST