Spanish rally crash leaves seven dead

Seven people, including two pregnant women, have have tragically died after being struck by an out of control rally car in Northern Spain.

During the Rally de Coruña in Spain yesterday, tragedy struck when a rally car veered off the circuit and killed six people, injuring another 16.

The accident occurred at 8pm, local time.

Another spectator, a 12-year-old boy, died in hospital later. 

The Peugeot 206 XS, which rolled during the incident, was being piloted by Sergio Tabeayo and his co-driver, Luis Prego. Both were unharmed and Tabeayo has been called in for police questioning as they try to ascertain what happened. 

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy commented on the crash via social media, saying: "My condolences for those killed and wishes of speedy and full recovery of the injured."

 

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