TWO British teenagers have been killed in Bolivia after their speeding car flipped on the world’s largest salt flat.
Freddie Michael McLennan and George Joseph Atkins, both 19, were named as victims in the horror crash at the famous Salar de Uyuni flat.
The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and sits about 186 miles south of the Bolivian capital of La Paz[/caption]
A third victim, 22-year-old Bolivian driver Alberto Barco, was also killed, local police announced last night.
Traffic police commander Col. Bernardo Isnado said their car was apparently driving over the speed limit when it overturned.
Photos and footage posted online showed the mangled wreckage of their black 4×4.
Four other people were injured in the accident on Sunday night.
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The Salar de Uyuni – roughly meaning “flat enclosure” – is about 186 miles south of the Bolivian capital of La Paz.
At 4,086 sq miles, it is the world’s largest salt flat and the main tourist destination in southern Bolivia.
Due to its vast size, the flat is a major transport route and cars are permitted to travel across it.
The car flipped after apparently speeding across the vast salt flat in southern Bolivia on Sunday[/caption]
Two British teens and the Bolivian driver were killed in the horror crash, police said[/caption]
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