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Two dead after car falls more than 1,000 ft from mountain

The incident happened at around 7.30am this morning.

A section of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
A section of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Image: Shutterstock/Mikadun

TWO MEN HAVE been killed in a road crash in Austria.

The incident happened after the car they were travelling in fell off the Grossglockner High Alpine Road earlier today.

The BBC is reporting that the two men, aged 22 and 25, were taking part in a car rally from Brussels to Budapest.

The car the men were driving, a Seat Leon, fell 400m (1,300 ft) from the side of the road.

The two men were pronounced dead at the scene and the crash is being treated as an accident.

The mountain pass where the crash happened leads to the Grossglockner, which is the higest mountain in Austria at more than 2,000 metres above sea level.

The Guardian is reporting that the rescue effort has involved a helicopter, the Austrian mountain rescue service and local firefighters.

It is believed that the UK’s Foreign Office has been in touch with the families of the victims and is providing consular assistance.

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