HORRID INCIDENT: Officials cover the bodies of at least six people killed when a rally car driver lost control of his vehicle and ploughed into the crowd during the A Coruna Rally in Spain. Image: AFP / Vanessa Casteleiro
MADRID, Spain - Six people were killed and several others injured when a rally car spun out of control at the Coruna rally in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia on Saturday (September 4), the Spanish Civil Guard said.
The driver lost control and skidded off the track killing four women, one of whom was pregnant, and two men.
The Civil Guard reports a dozen people were hurt.
Horror rally crash
Civil Guard spokesman said: "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."
Television footage showed a rally car careering off a woodland track into a throng of onlookers in a cloud of dust.
Local media reported that the driver and co-driver were unharmed. The spokesman was unable to confirm that information.
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy, who is from Galicia said on his official Twitter feed: "The Coruna Rally is in mourning. My deepest condolences to the bereaved and wishes for a complete recovery of those injured."
Watch the crash here: