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Soldiers injured in Dakar crash

Three members of the Race2Recovery team who are attempting to complete the Dakar Rally for charity have been injured in a head-on collision in Peru.

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Three Britons injured in Dakar Rally 'stable and doing well'

A statement has been released about the three Race2Recovery team members that were injured in a head-on collision during the Dakar Rally yesterday.

John Winskill, Justin Birchall and Lee Townsend are said to be stable and doing well.

A statement, posted on the Race2Recovery Facebook page said:

The three injured team members of Race2Recovery, John Winskill, Justin Birchall and Lee Townsend, would like to extend their heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of the two people who lost their lives in the tragic incident that took place near Tacna in Peru on 9th January.

They would also like to wish a full and speedy recovery to those others who were hurt alongside themselves.

The injured Race2Recovery members are very sad to be leaving the Dakar rally under such unfortunate circumstances and wish their fellow team members the very best in their continuing endeavours.

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