BUENOS AIRES: Two members of an Argentinian news team covering the Dakar Rally died yesterday when the car they were driving in fell into a ravine, the Super Rally magazine said.
"The dead are journalism student Agustin Mina, 20, and Daniel Ambrosio, 51, who loved auto racing," the magazine's manager Francisco Delgado said.
Although not officially accredited, the team was covering this year's rally - in which 431 vehicles are crossing Argentina, Bolivia and Chile for the auto, motorbike, quad and lorry events.
Also in the vehicle were 31-year-old Martin Delgado, the manager's son, and Rodrigo de Quesada, 36. Both men are photographers for the Super Rally magazine.
The survivors were taken to a hospital in Tucuman, Argentina.
The group came from the central province of Cordoba, except for Quesada, who is Peruvian.
The cause of the crash was not yet clear, Francisco Delgado said.
The car "fell 100m over a cliff and those in the front seat were killed instantly. The others were saved,"|he said.
This is the 35th edition of the iconic Dakar Rally, which used to run from Paris to Dakar but has moved to Latin America in recent years.
The 13-stage race, which has |only a single rest day, is 9 374km for cars. It also has more than 5 500km of timed "special sections". - Sapa-AFP
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Original headline: Journos die as car plunges 100m
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