Rally car strikes Irish crowd; 2 killed, 7 wounded
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Rally car strikes Irish crowd; 2 killed, 7 wounded

Dublin : Ireland | May 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM PDT
Source: Associated Press
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Police say two people have been killed and seven injured after a race car went out of control on a rural Irish road and crashed into a crowd of about 30 spectators. Sunday's accident highlighted the regular dangers posed to drivers and viewers alike by Ireland's annual high-speed contests on hedge-lined, narrow country roads. Organizers of the Cavan Stages Rally involving about 100 souped-up cars in the border county of Cavan canceled the event following the accident. Police and the race organizer, Motorsports Ireland, both launched investigations into what went wrong. Police identified the two dead as a 29-year-old woman from Cork, southwest Ireland, and a 50-year-old male photographer from the western city of Galway.

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Firefighters and rescuers work around a car, competing in a rally race, which crashed into a crowd
Firefighters and rescuers work around a car, competing in a rally race, which crashed into a crowd
 
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