Journalist dies in Argentina car crash

Agustín Ignacio Mina, 19, was killed on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in northwestern Argentina while on assignment covering the Rally Dakar Sudamérica auto race.


Journalist Casualties: 1
Media Staff Casualties: 0
Under Investigation: 0

The editor of the magazine Super Rally said that Mina, a photographer, died after the vehicle in which he was travelling careened off a curve on a dangerous section of the road. A technician working with Mina, Daniel Eduardo Diambrosio, was also killed. Two other passengers survived: Peruvian photographer Rodrigo de Quesada and an Argentine counterpart, Martín Delgado. Rally organisers stated that the journalists were not accredited to cover the full race.

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Source: IPI