Cars catch fire after crash, 2 die

2013-01-27 22:01
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Johannesburg - A father and his daughter were killed in a head-on collision on the Gemsbok Park road near Upington, Northern Cape police said on Sunday.

Raymond Jansen, 38, was killed in the fire that engulfed the two cars, a Toyota Corolla and a VW Golf, after the collision in the early hours of Saturday morning, Lieutenant Sergio Kock said in a statement.

His 10-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn, died on the scene after she was pulled from the family's Toyota.

Jansen, his wife Amanda, 40, and their children, 1-year-old son Raymond, and Kaitlyn, were returning from visiting their oldest child Bradley, 16, at the hostel of a local school.

A 28-year-old man was alone in the Golf. Other motorists managed pull the four occupants from the burning cars. Jansen, however, was trapped.

The cause of the accident was unknown.

- SAPA

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