Six people were killed and 16 others injured when a race car went off the course and into a crowd while competing in the A Coruña Rally in northwestern Spain, Civil Guard spokesmen told EFE.
The accident occurred at 7:39 p.m. Saturday on the stretch of the course in the town of Carral.
The car hit 22 racing fans who were watching the competition from the side of the course.
Paramedics treated the victims, but six people – three women, a girl and two men – were pronounced dead at the scene.
The injured, including four children, were transported to hospitals.
Civil Guard transit officers, emergency services personnel and municipal police responded to the accident, treating the victims and assisting relatives.
Paramedics had been assigned to the race, but additional ambulances were dispatched to the accident scene by emergency services officials.
There was total chaos at the accident scene as relatives of the victims tried to help them, eyewitnesses told EFE.
More than 130 cars were entered in the A Coruña Rally, which is one of the races on the championship circuit in the northwestern region of Galicia.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who is from Galicia, expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery. EFE