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Severe crash temporarily halts Rally Sliven

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Turkish driver Ugur Soylu was badly injured in a crash during Rally Sliven, he has cerebral edema and a broken vertebra. His navigator Aras Dincer is unhurt.

The car with the Turkish crew veered off track across uneven terrain at high speed, Vladimir Gatev from the rally’s press centre stated. A medical crew arrived on the scene right away and the racing driver and his navigator were transported to the hospital in Sliven. After being temporarily halted, the race was later resumed.