Spectator killed during the Dakar

“Unfortunately, the organization’s medical service could only confirm the death of the person involved (in the accident),” they said in a statement after Saturday’s stop from Uyumi in Bolivia to Salta in northwestern Argentina. .

According to reports, the 63-year-old man was shot at the finish line of the 82km stage.

It was the 64th death in the history of the annual endurance race since 1979, which included 23 competitors killed, and the sixth since it was moved from Africa to South America in 2009 for safety reasons.

The prologue phase of this year’s event in Argentina was also marked by an accident when a Mini driven by Chinese Guo Meiling landed in the crowd and injured eight spectators including three children and a pregnant woman.

The Dakar Rally began as a grueling race from Paris across the Sahara to the Senegalese capital Dakar and remains one of the most formidable challenges in motorsport.

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