Britons plunge to death from mountain road

TWO British men who may have been racing another car died on Friday morning (July 24) after a 400-metre fall in the Austrian Alps.
The men, aged 22 and 25, were crossing Austria’s highest mountain pass, Grossglockner High Alpine Road, when their car plunged over the side.
While the Foreign Office confirmed the deaths and said it was ready to provide consular assistance to the families, Salzburg police said the men had been taking part in a rally between Brussels and Budapest in a Seat Leon.
The 22-year-old driver, believed to be from the south east of England, lost control on the road about 2,400 metres above sea level and he and a passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the second vehicle, a Porsche, reportedly contacted police voluntarily. The British man, aged 42, told officers he had been taking part in the same event and staying at the same hotel and had contacted event organisers when the deceased failed to arrive at the agreed meeting point or answer their mobile phones.

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