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Three dead and six injured after crash at a Scottish rally

Andy Phillip

Published 31/05/2014 | 20:45

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Police at the scene near Little Swinton, Coldstream after a rally car lost control during the Jim Clark Rally and hit spectators.
Police at the scene near Little Swinton, Coldstream after a rally car lost control during the Jim Clark Rally and hit spectators.

Three people were killed and six injured when cars collided with spectators in two different crashes at a motor rally.

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The crashes happened within hours of each other at the Jim Clark Rally in the Scottish Borders.

Police said the most serious crash took place at about 4pm when a rally car came off the road near Kelso, hitting spectators.

Three were pronounced dead at the scene and a fourth is in a critical condition in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Two hours earlier, a rally car hit five people.

Four were treated at the scene and another is in a serious condition in hospital.

Police Scotland said the the rally was cancelled after the fatal crash.

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