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Dakar: this strange second "explosion" which intrigues the investigators...


The DGSI is interested in the explosion of a second assistance truck the day after that which hit the vehicle of Philippe Boutron, grieving

Could there have been attacks on the Dakar 2022 which has just ended in Saudi Arabia?

Seriously injured in the legs in the explosion of his assistance truck on December 30 on the eve of the prologue of the event, Philippe Boutron is convinced of it.

He is not the only one.

The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office has opened an investigation to shed light on what happened.

According to RMC, the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) is also interested in the explosion of a second vehicle on the night of December 31 to January 1, during a connection between Jeddah and Ha'il.

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The driver of the assistance truck of the Franco-Italian pilot Camélia Liparoti is alone in the cockpit when he hears a first detonation.

He thinks of a puncture before seeing flames in his rearview mirror.

He barely has time to jump before the explosion completely destroys the vehicle.

The tank of the truck flew 50 meters… According to the Liparoti team, there was nothing explosive inside this “camper van” fitted out in the back as a workshop for the race.

Shortly after the incident, the local authorities would have completely cleaned the scene, so that neither the pilot nor ASO, organizer of the competition, are today able to know what has become of the carcass of the machine.

To date, French investigators are still awaiting Saudi authorization to go and conduct their investigations on the spot.

But Saudi Arabia does not seem to collaborate in the most transparent way with French justice...

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-01-27

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