Holiday brings another massacre on Spain's roads

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26 July 2005, MADRID – Thirty-six people died on the Spanish roads during the latest bank holiday, reported police on Tuesday.

26 July 2005

MADRID – Thirty-six people died on the Spanish roads during the latest bank holiday, reported police on Tuesday.

Seven Spanish communities – the Canary Islands, Castilla y León, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Navarra and the Basque country – all had a public holiday on Monday, meaning an estimated six million journeys were made in the country.

Between 3pm on Friday and 8pm on Monday, there were 30 traffic accidents, which killed 36 people, seriously injured 18 and left seven people with less serious injuries.

According to the General Traffic Direction (DGT), Sunday saw the most road deaths – 14 in total, with another 13 people seriously injured and five slightly injured, in 12 accidents.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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