7 People Dead, More Than 20 Injured As Car Crash Into Spectators At Diyathalawa Motor Cross Rally

A day of high-octane motorsports turned into tragedy at the Fox Hill Super Cross 2024 after a car veered off the track, injuring dozens and claiming seven lives.

Police Media Spokesperson DIG Thalduwa confirmed the deaths, which included five adult males – four identified as event officials – and an 8-year-old girl, according to the Sri Lanka Army Spokesperson.

The accident occurred during a race, with reports stating 21 individuals were hospitalized, four in critical condition.

The rest of the races at the event have been cancelled.

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