5 killed as car lands on railway track near Ladysmith

2015-09-19 09:07
Robert McKenzie, KZN EMS

Robert McKenzie, KZN EMS

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Cape Town – Three adults and two children were killed when the car they were travelling in crashed and caught fire near Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal paramedics said on Saturday.

The car apparently left the N11 highway and landed on railway track electrical cables, said KZN EMS spokesperson, Robert McKenzie.

He said the vehicle was still burning when emergency services arrived on scene around 01:00 on Saturday and had to be extinguished.

Officials identified two women and a man, all believed to be in their thirties, as well as a young boy and girl of around 7 and 10 years old.

“Emergency services worked on the scene for several hours and only finished just before sunrise,” McKenzie said.

Police were investigating the cause of the crash.

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