The accident occurred near the border of Peru and Chile and involved four cars, two taxis carrying local people and two vehicles with Dakar Rally 2013 staff travelling to the city of Arica.
Two Peruvians were killed and ten were injured in a four-vehicle pile-up in the town of Los Palos, near the border between Peru and Chile. Of the 10 people injured, seven are Peruvians of Tacna and Arequipa, and three are British citizens.
According to LaRepublica of Peru (in Spanish) the accident occurred about 9:30 PM on Wednesday night on the road linking the cities of Tacna, Perú and Arica, Chile.
The two people dead, who are yet to be identified, are the driver and passenger of a local taxi. The second vehicle involved in the crash, with a large number 920 on its side, is a mechanical support unit of the Dakar Rally 2013 and was occupied by three British citizens, Justin Bischall, John Winskill and Lee Townsend who were injured, reports El Comercio (in Spanish). This source reports that following the crash of the taxi and the Dakar vehicle, two other cars were also involved; the first, another local taxi that overturned while trying to avoid the crash, and the second a car carrying Argentine mechanics, also connected to the Dakar Rally 2013.