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  • 13 March 2014, 8:16

SXSW: Two Dead As Car Crashes Into Crowd

Two people have been killed in Texas after a car drove through temporary barriers set up for a festival and hit a crowd of pedestrians.

Police in Austin, where the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) conference is taking place, said the victims were confirmed dead at the scene.

Around 23 people have been transported to hospital and five of them are in a critical condition.

The crash happened at around 12.30am in a downtown area where there are several nightclubs.

It is understood the car may have been pursued by police before the incident.

Officers said the driver has been taken into custody and are appealing for witnesses.

SXSW is an interactive film and music festival which attracts many performers and stars.

On Wednesday night Kanye West and Jay-Z performed a two-hour show.

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