Burnout Goes Wrong: 12 Injured After Burnout Sparks Fire

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Twelve people have been injured during the Red Centre NATS event held in Australia. Cars that were doing a burnout display at the event sparked a fire, and burning fuel briefly engulfing a few spectators.

The Australian reports that following the incident, ten people were rushed to the hospital and a 47-year-old suffered severe injuries, having received burns to 20 percent of his body. Following the incident, the event organisers cancelled the show.

The statement read: "Northern Territory Major Events acknowledge the respect that attendees gave to the situation and encourage any spectators affected to seek support and medical assistance. Police are currently investigating, and further updates will be provided in the morning."

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Such displays of cars doing burnouts are dangerous, despite being held in a controlled environment. Although what happened was an accident, future incidents can be avoided. We wish those who have been injured a speedy recovery. 

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Story first published: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 11:30 [IST]
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