3 killed in fiery Pretoria crash

2016-09-03 08:29
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Pretoria – Three people were killed and two others were injured when two cars collided head-on on Horingsnek Road in Onderstepoort, Pretoria, on Friday night.

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said medics arrived at the scene to find one of the cars engulfed in flames.

"Two people were found with critical injuries in the other vehicle. They were extricated by ambulance personnel and rushed through to a nearby hospital," he said.

"Paramedics found a man lying several metres away from the burning vehicle. He sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead on the scene," Vermaak added.

He said that the fire was extinguished by the local fire department who discovered that two other people had been burnt beyond recognition in the car.

"The exact cause for the collision is not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene."

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