Spectators react after the monster truck rammed the stand
where they were watching at El Rejon park, on the outskirts
of Chihuahua. REUTERS/Eduardo Alanis/El Diario de Chihuahua
At least eight people, including three children, were
killed and 79 were wounded when a monster truck careened into a
crowd at a show in northern Mexico, an official at the public
prosecutor's office in the city of Chihuahua says.
The incident late on Saturday (local time) took place at the
El Rejon dam on the outskirts of the city, about 370km south
of Mexico's border with the United States.
Some local media reported the death toll had risen to 13, but
there was no official confirmation.
The dead included two girls aged 6 and 7 and a 12-year-old
boy, according to the city government's official Facebook
page. Some 46 people remained in hospital on Sunday morning
after 33 were discharged.
A preliminary investigation suggested the accident was due to
a "technical error," the official said, adding the driver has