BOGOTA, Reuter: Two Chilean competitors died when their Toyota slammed into a tree during the Trans-Amazon rally, organizers said,

Sergio Raul Abuhaba and Jose Francisco Restucci were 30 km short of the finish of the first stage between. Cartagena and Cucuta on Friday when they crashed.

The rally, modelled on the ParisDakar event, covers 13,100 km from Colombia to Argentina, passing through Ecuador, Peru and Chile.

Article extracted from this publication >> April 29, 1988