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Two people killed in Dakar Rally accident

Nani Roma X-raid mini 2013 Dakar Rally

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.

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