Fatalities mar Peking run



Two German competitors in the Peking-Paris Challenge have been killed in a car accident as the event passed through Pakistan. The VW of father and son Josef and Rene Felt collided with a bus outside Quetta on September 29, killing both crew members instantly. No other competitors were involved. The crash occurred on a public road towards the end of a day’s run. Organiser Philip Young said: “We are all devastated by this awful event, which has deeply affected everyone involved with the Challenge. Although it is the wish of competitors that the event would continue, their mood will clearly be subdued.”

The accident happened as crews began the second half of the epic 10,000-mile journey from the Chinese capital to commemorate the 1907 race.

Half-way report (compiled before accident) on p3