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Sunday, 19 November, 2000, 06:39 GMT
Tourist killed in Macau race warm-up
The Macau Grand Prix has attracted 22,000 spectators
The Macau Grand Prix has attracted 22,000 spectators
A pedestrian was killed and three others were injured on Sunday when a car crashed during a warm-up for the Guia race in Macau.

The race's organising committee confirmed that the victim died when Dutch driver Frans Verschuur ran through tyre barriers and struck a truck at the notorious Lisboa Bend of the Guia Circuit in his Renault Megane.

Two other pedestrians and the driver of the truck were also injured, while Vershuur suffered back and leg injuries.

The dead man was later named as Fo Zhimin, a Chinese tourist.

A Renault statement later revealed the car had suffered an apparent brake failure.

The team also withdrew all the entrants for the race as a mark of respect.

Some 307 drivers from 25 countries are in Macau for the 47th Grand Prix, which attracts well over 20,000 spectators.

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