Scot killed after being struck by Barcelona tram near music festival

The 57-year-old was walking near the site of the Primavera Sound festival when he was hit by the vehicle.

Scottish man killed after being struck by tram in Barcelona on first day of Primavera Sound Getty Images

A Scottish man has died after being struck by a tram in Barcelona.

The 57-year-old was reportedly walking in the Parc del Forum area on the first day of the Primavera Sound music festival – headlined by the Pet Shop Boys – when the incident occurred on Wednesday evening.

Officers from the Catalan police alongside colleagues from the local ambulance and fire services were seen attempting to free the man shortly after 11pm, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Another man – said to be a companion of the victim – was said to be receiving psychological support after witnessing the collision.

The man’s identity has not been revealed.

In a statement posted on Twitter, TRAM Barcelona wrote: “TRAM would like to send its condolences to the family and friends of the man who died in last night’s tragedy”.

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