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26 injured as Porsche in Malta motor show skids into crowd

More than 20 people have been injured when a sports car taking part in a Maltese charity road show lost control after clipping the grass and careened into the crowd.

Five of the injured were in critical condition, while at least nine - including the driver - suffered fractures or cuts requiring hospital treatment, officials said.

Witnesses said the Porsche Spyder supercar was driving at high speed along an unused airport taxiway in the Hal Farrug district.

At one point the car's back wheel clipped the grass along the runway's edge and the car skidded out of control, careening into the barriers and crowd.

The rest of the show, which was held under the auspices of Malta's president to raise money for the needy, was cancelled.

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