Man had premonition of brother's death

2012-07-09 09:03

Bloemfontein - An entire family died on their way home from a holiday in the Western Cape after their car collided with a truck.

Die Volksblad reported that Paul Greyling, 43, his wife Yvonne, 47, and their son, Paul, 7, were believed to have died on impact.

Greyling was one of triplets and one of his brothers, Johan, said he had a nasty premonition on Sunday morning when he heard on the radio of an ugly road accident outside Laingsburg.

He had said goodbye to the family only hours earlier when they had left his home where they had been on holiday.

The Greyling family’s car was burnt out and their bodies were charred.

The accident happened at 06:30, about 60km outside Laingsburg. Both the car and the truck caught fire and the three people from the truck were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Johan Greyling said the accident was a huge shock. Paul was the eldest of the triplets and their other brother, Felix, had also been on vacation with them in Strand.

The brothers were well-known in Bloemfontein and regularly featured in local newspapers.  Yvonne Greyling left behind two children from a previous marriage.

  • procold2 - 2012-07-09 09:23

    tragic, rip

  • Sagin - 2012-07-09 09:33

    Very sad. wishing the family strength in a difficult time.

  • Marius Koen - 2012-07-09 09:57

    Very sad. May they be at peace. On a different note: This popup ads are driving me crazy. Why News24?

  • epasane - 2012-07-09 10:08

    may their souls rest in peace.

  • lisableeker1 - 2012-07-09 10:12

    terrible :( strength to the family x

  • danny.archer.589 - 2012-07-09 10:22

    noun 1. a feeling of anticipation of or anxiety over a future event; presentiment: He had a vague premonition of danger. 2. a forewarning. "Johan said he had a nasty premonition on Sunday morning when he heard on the radio of an ugly road accident outside Laingsburg." That is not a premonition.

      jackie.stone.501 - 2012-07-09 10:45

      Danny you really think you are the inventor of this language. There is nothing wrong with its usage in this context

  • jackie.stone.501 - 2012-07-09 10:23

    Is it me of he looks older than her in the picture, or should I say she looks younger as compared to him. RIP

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-07-09 11:48

      eh what does it matter? Sargon is so right... i guess RIP then...

  • Nasiefa - 2012-07-09 11:33

    RIP Family :(

  • zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-07-09 12:04

    This is sad indeed. May their soul RIP. They were a beautiful couple!

  • Bond - 2012-07-09 13:11

    May God gives family the strenght at this difficult time.

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