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Two Argentine reporters die in crash while covering car race

Published on Jan 10, 2014 11:47 AM

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Two members of an Argentine news team covering the Dakar Rally, an annual off-road race, died on Thursday 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," magazine manager Francisco Delgado said.

Although not officially accredited, the team was covering the 2014 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 magazine manager's son, and Rodrigo de Quesada, 36. Both men are photographers for the Super Rally magazine.

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