3 die in road race accident

TOULOUSE, France – Three people have been killed when a racing car veered off course during practice for a road race and ploughed into bystanders in southwest France.

Two race marshalls and a photographer died in the accident, said police in the department of Gers.

The incident happened at around 11am local time on Sunday during course testing close to Laas-Tillac, 110 kilometres west of Toulouse. The two race officials, a man and a woman, were aged in their sixties while the photographer was in his forties, police said.

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