Spectator killed at Dakar Rally

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Buenos Aires, Jan 10 (IANS) A spectator was killed when he was hit by a Mitsubishi driven by Frenchman Lionel Baud during the seventh stage of the tough Dakar Rally.

The 63-year-old man was struck at the 82-km mark of the stage from Uyuni in Bolivia to Salta in Argentina on Saturday, reports Xinhua.

It was the 64th death in the history of the annual off-road race and the sixth since it was moved to South America from Africa in 2009.

Saturday’s incident came six days after a crash in the prologue stage left eight spectators injured, including three children and a pregnant woman.

Spain’s Carlos Sainz won the seventh stage by finishing 38 seconds ahead of overall leader Sebastien Loeb of France.

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Portugal’s Paulo Goncalves led the standings in the motorcycle category, more than three minutes ahead of Toby Price of Australia.

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