6 Nov, 2022 @ 11:39
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Four left dead in Madrid municipality after car runs over guests at Roma wedding

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Four people were left dead in the early hours of Sunday morning after they were run over by a vehicle at a wedding attended by two Roma clans. The victims were a 65-year-old woman, and three men aged 60, 37 and 17. 

The incident took place outside the restaurant where the event was taking place in the Madrid municipality of Torrejón de Ardoz, police sources told Spanish media. 

Another four people were left seriously injured in the incident, including a 31-year-old woman with severe head injuries, a 50-year-old man with a broken leg, a 43-year-old year old man with head injuries and a broken leg, and a 30-year-old woman with a fractured pelvis. 

A tweet from the 112 emergency service confirming the four deaths.

Police sources said that the wedding was being celebrated without incident, when members of another clan arrived in an off-road vehicle and began to run over the guests. There is no information for now as to the cause of the dispute. 

Once the alert was raised about the vehicle, which had fled the scene, the police managed to intercept it in Seseña, Toledo. The car was occupied by a 35-year-old man and his two children aged 15 and 16. 

A fourth occupant of the vehicle is thought to have escaped before the police caught up with the group.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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