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Thursday 19 October 2017

Girl (11) among seven killed in rally tragedy

Emergency workers survey the area where six people were killed and several others injured when a rally car spun out of control at the Coruna rally near Carral, northern Spain
Emergency workers survey the area where six people were killed and several others injured when a rally car spun out of control at the Coruna rally near Carral, northern Spain

Alex Vasquez in Madrid

A pregnant woman, an 11-year-old girl and a young teenager (13) were among seven people killed when a car lost control during a rally in north-western Spain.

Eleven other people are receiving treatment after the accident at the Coruna Rally in Carral, in the north-western region of Galicia.

The car went off the rural road where the rally was being held, flipped over and crashed into spectators. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Police said five of the dead were female.

A woman and a young girl were also badly injured and are in hospital.

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy tweeted his condolences and said the Coruna Rally had been left in mourning.

He wished those injured "a speedy and complete recovery".

Police are investigating the causes of the accident.

It is understand the drivers were unhurt in the tragedy.

Irish Independent

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