Three die, cars catch alight

2015-07-23 06:01
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Mzwandile Shabalala (left) and Beyers le Roux from fire rescue try to get access to the vehicles.

PHOTOS: supplied Mzwandile Shabalala (left) and Beyers le Roux from fire rescue try to get access to the vehicles.

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A CRASH on the R61 in Shelly Beach left three people dead on Saturday morning.

Both vehicles involved in the collision caught alight.

“The two vehicles completely burnt out as a result of the impact and fuel spill. Two occupants of the bakkie and one occupant of the sedan could not be saved,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant- Colonel­ Zandra Wiid.

The debris and oil covered a large stretch of the road.

“The reason for the accident will be investigated by Port Shepstone police via a culpable homicide docket,” she added.

Police are in the process of identifying the details of the deceased and the vehicles involved in the accident.

The road was closed for two hours as emergency services cleaned the road surface.

- Supplied

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