Three British men, including two former soldiers from the region, have been badly injured in South America while taking part in the Dakar Rally, said to be the world's toughest event of its kind.
Falklands War Veteran Lee Townsend from Yate in South Gloucestershire and retired army major John Winskill from Durrington in Wiltshire are in a stable condition in hospital. They were travelling in a support vehicle involved in a head on crash in Peru. Two other people are thought to have died.
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