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Briton killed in charity car rally

A British man has died in a road crash in Iran during a charity car rally, the Foreign Office said.

A second British man and another team member were said to be in a stable condition following the crash in the Mongol Rally 2010.

The event sees competitors travel across Europe and Asia to Mongolia.

A Foreign Office spokesman said the accident happened in Mashhad, Iran.

A spokesman for the UK-based organisers, The Adventurists, said: "We are deeply saddened to announce the death of a participant taking part in the Mongol Rally 2010.

"Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased at this difficult time.

"The team were involved in a serious traffic accident on Friday. Two team members were injured and are now in hospital in a stable condition. Sadly, one of the members of the team died as a result of his injuries.

"We will not release any information about the identity of the team or further details of the accident unless we are instructed to do so by the families involved as they wish to remain anonymous at this time.

"Reports confirm that nobody else has been hurt in this incident."

Around 350 cars are taking part in the annual rally, which began last month.

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