Dakar - Cars, trucks halted on stage 11 due to flooding

Both the cars and the trucks were halted during stage 11 of the Dakar Rally due to torrential flooding.

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Cars and trucks are seen stuck after a flood on the Dakar Rally (Reuters)

The drivers were all stopped after having passed CP1 by the race organisers on the route from La Rioja to Fiambala.

The weather conditions deteriorated more than forecast as the river beds that cross the route were found to be in a state of torrential flooding.

Stage 12 will see the drivers negotiate the route from Fiambala to Copiapo.

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