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Two police amongst 6 killed as truck rams into Spanish checkpoint


A freight truck ploughed right into a police checkpoint in southern Spain early on March 19, killing six individuals together with two officers, the regional authorities stated.

Three different individuals have been injured within the accident, which occurred at round 4:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) on a freeway close to the city of Los Palacios within the province of Seville, the federal government of Andalusia stated in an announcement.

All three injured belong to the Civil Guards police pressure, the pressure stated in a message on X, previously Twitter.

“I would like to send all my love and solidarity to the families of the people who died, two of them police officers, in a road check,” Prime Minster Pedro Sanchez wrote on X, previously Twitter, including he wished a “speedy recovery for the injured in this tragic accident”.

Spanish media stated the officers who have been run over by the truck have been finishing up routine checks in opposition to drug trafficking. The driver of the truck has been detained and examined destructive for medication and alcohol, the stories stated.

A consultant of the central authorities within the province of Seville, Francisco Toscano, instructed information radio Cadena Ser that the motive force seems to have been “distracted” and by accident hit the police checkpoint.

The accident comes after two Civil Guards have been killed in February after being hit by a drug traffickers’ boat throughout a chase within the harbour at Barbate, close to the key southern port of Cadiz, in Andalusia.

Spain is among the essential entry factors for medication into Europe given its shut ties with Latin America, which is the primary supply of cocaine, and its proximity to Morocco, a key supply of hashish resin.

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