Scots tourist dies after being run over by tram in Barcelona

A Scot has died after being hit by a tram in Barcelona.

Rescue workers were alerted just after 11pm last night after a pedestrian was hit.

The tragedy happened near the Diagonal Mar shopping center in Barcelona


The tragedy happened near the Diagonal Mar shopping center in BarcelonaPhoto credit: Google Maps
The police are investigating the incident


The police are investigating the incidentPhoto credit: Getty

City Hall sources confirmed late in the afternoon that the victim was a 57-year-old Scotsman, confirming previous local newspaper reports of his age and nationality.

The incident happened near the Diagonal Mar shopping center in Barcelona and near the Parc del Forum, where Pet Shop Boys were performing on the opening night of the Primavera Sound 2023 music festival on Wednesday.

The concert-goers had just left the concert when the unnamed man was struck down and died.

It was initially unclear whether he was among the concert visitors.

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However, tram operators later told local press that he was going in the opposite direction as people leaving the festival site were going there.

An accompanying person, whose age and nationality are not yet known, was unharmed and received psychological care today.

Police investigations were ongoing last night and the company that operates the tram service provided video footage to assist investigators.

TRAM Barcelona said in a tweet today: “TRAM would like to extend its condolences to the family and friends of the man who died in the tragedy last night.”

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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