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TRAGEDY HITS DAKAR: Dakar Rally ogranisers report that a 63-year-old man has been killed in a collision Image: AFP / Eitan Abramovich

Salta, Argentina - A 63-year-old man was killed at the Dakar Rally on Saturday when he was involved in a collision with a car driven by Mitsubishi driver Lionel Baud during the rain-lashed seventh stage, organisers said.

The organisers said: "An accident occurred at the 82km mark of the day on Bolivian territory when competitor 409 Lionel Baud collided with a 63-year-old man who had become isolated on the track." 

The seventh stage of the gruelling race between Uyuni in Bolivia and Salta in Argentina had already been held up due to violent thunderstorms.

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