Two people killed in Dakar Rally accident
|By Pablo Elizalde
||Thursday, January 10th 2013, 13:00 GMT
Two people have been killed during the Dakar Rally after an accident involving a taxi and a support vehicle in Peru on Wednesday night.
The accident, which took place 21:30 local time, seven miles from the Chilean border, involved two taxis and a support vehicle with three people on board.
The taxis were carrying six and four people respectively.
Organisers said one of the taxis collided head-on with the support vehicle, while the second one rolled several times in an attempt to avoid the accident.
Two of people in the first taxi were killed as a result of the crash, while seven others were injured and are being examined in hospital.
The Peruvian authorities have begun an inquiry into the accident.