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A spectator at the Safari auto rally...

A spectator at the Safari auto rally in Kenya was killed when struck by a Volkswagen Golf being driven by Swedish competitor Kenneth Eriksson.

The car’s steering rod broke going around a turn near Bukara in the rally’s third and final leg. The car went off the road, hitting the spectator, who died instantly, according to rally chairman Nicholas Nganga. The name of the victim was not released.

Meanwhile, the three Toyota Celicas of Sweden’s Bjorn Waldegard and Lars Eric Torph and West German Erwin Weber continued to dominate the rally, holding the top three places for the final 320 miles to the finish in Nairobi. Eighteen of the original 69 cars remained in the running.


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