Rally accident in Spain leaves six dead

Six dead, many injured after car spins out of control at Coruna rally in Spain

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Six people have died at the rally crash in Coruna, Spain.

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.

The spokesman for the police said authorities are now investigating the crash scene.

TRTWorld and agencies