Man burns to death in bakkie

2012-05-06 08:02

Cape Town - A man died when his bakkie hit another car and then careened into a tree and caught fire in Cape Town on Saturday evening, emergency workers said.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said the accident happened on the Tygervalley Road in Contermanskloof, north of the city.

Emergency workers arrived at the scene to find the driver trapped in his burning bakkie. The driver of the other car was unhurt but shocked.

"Despite efforts to extinguish the flames there was nothing more that they could do to save the man's life and he died in the vehicle," she said.

The Western Cape Emergency Medical Services team put out the fire and removed the man's body.

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