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Spectators killed during Scotland road rally

At least three die and six reportedly injured after cars collide with spectators in separate crashes in Jim Clark Rally.

Last updated: 01 Jun 2014 02:06
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The scene near Little Swinton, Coldstream, Scotland, where a rally car lost control and hit spectators [AP]

Three people were killed and another six were injured at a road rally in Scotland after two cars collided with spectators in separate accidents, police said.

Organisers said the Jim Clark Rally in the Scottish Borders was cancelled, and that they were cooperating with the police investigation to determine the cause of the crashes.

Police said the most serious crash took place around 4pm local time when a rally car came off the road near Kelso, hitting spectators. Three were pronounced dead at the scene and a fourth was in a critical condition in an Edinburgh hospital.

Two hours earlier, another rally car injured five people, one of whom was in a serious condition.

The rally was stopped immediately after the second incident.

The rally is named after Scottish Formula One driver Jim Clark, who was killed in a motor racing accident in Germany in 1968.

It takes place over three days on closed roads.

 

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