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2014-01-10 08:11

WORLD’S TOUGHEST OFF-ROAD RACE: Two journalists were killed and two photographers injured in a horror crash when the vehicle the four were travelling in plunged off a cliff during the 2014 Dakar Rally. Image: AFP

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  - Two members of an Argentine news team covering the 2014 Dakar Rally were killed when the car they were driving in fell 100m into a ravine

Super Rally magazine manager Francisco Delgado said: "The dead are journalism student Agustin Mina (20) and Daniel Ambrosio (51) who loved auto racing."

Also in the vehicle were Martin Delgado, the magazine manager's son and Rodrigo de Quesada. Both men are photographers for the Super Rally magazine. The survivors were taken to a hospital in Tucuman.


Delgado said: “ (The car) "fell 100m over a cliff and those in the front seat were killed instantly. The others survived."

The journalists, though not officially accredited, was covering the rally. The cause of the crash has not been determined.

The 2014 Dakar Rally is the 35th edition of the iconic race which used to be run mainly in North Africa but civil unrest there caused it to be moved to South America several years ago.

The 13-stage race, with a day off on Sunday, is 9374km long for cars, with more than 5500km of that timed "special sections."

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