A pair of British teenagers have been killed after their car flipped while travelling on the world’s largest salt flats in Bolivia.
Freddie McLennan and Joe Atkins, both 19, died in the crash on Sunday while a third British man was taken to hospital.
The 22-year-old Bolivian driver, named locally as Alberto Barco, also died.
McLennan and Atkins were both former students of the 500-year-old Cranbrook School in Kent and had been travelling after finishing their A-levels.
It is believed the car flipped over as it was being driven on Bolivia’s famous Salar de Uyuni – the world’s largest salt flat.
McLennan’s family paid tribute to him as an exceptional young man who was “as caring as he was fun to be with”.
They added: “He excelled at school and his exam results were a source of great pride.
The Foreign Office said: “We are supporting the families of three British people who were involved in a car accident in Bolivia and are in close contact with the Bolivian authorities.”
Press Association contributed to this report