A rally car that spun out of control and skidded off the track at the Coruna rally in north-western Spanish region of Galicia, left six dead, including a pregnant woman, and many injured, reports Spanish police.
“One of the drivers took the track at a much higher speed than he should have and he veered off a curve, slamming into around 20 people,” said a Civil Guard spokesman.
According to reports of the Spanish media, the rally was immediately canceled after the accident, which involved a compact Peugeot 206 XS, and paramedics were rushed to the scene.
Reports also reveal that the driver and co-driver were not amongst those injured.
"My deepest condolences to the bereaved and wishes for a complete recovery of those injured,” Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on his official Twitter account.
El Rally de La Coruña se tiñe de luto. Mi sentido pésame por los fallecidos y deseos de pronta y completa recuperación de los heridos. MR
— Mariano Rajoy Brey (@marianorajoy) September 5, 2015
The spokesman for the police said authorities are now investigating the crash scene.
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) 5 Eylül 2015