7 burnt beyond recognition in North West crash

Johannesburg - Seven people died when their vehicles collided on the N12 between Christiana and Warrenton, North West police said on Sunday.

Five people travelling in a VW Jetta and two people travelling in a Toyota bakkie died in the accident on Saturday afternoon, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.

The VW, travelling from Warrenton to Christiana allegedly had a burst tyre and swerved onto the oncoming lane and collided with the bakkie, which was travelling towards Warrenton.

"At impact both vehicles burst into flames, and all seven occupants were burnt beyond recognition," said Ngubane.

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Tavengwa Chivirira Muchini 2014-08-10 01:23:53 PM
A way to go on a Sunday.
Akhenaten 2014-08-10 01:36:14 PM
Tragic man. Damn burst tyre.
Adrian Woon 2014-08-10 01:50:42 PM
Tragic. R.I.P. Condolences to their families.
MeThinks 2014-08-10 01:59:05 PM
How terrible!!
Denise Rossouw 2014-08-11 08:02:22 AM
Condolences to the family since I know them I still can't believe this happened. May God be with them in this time.
Christina Setloboko 2014-08-11 09:59:26 AM
very sad..
Tshepo Kealogile 2014-08-11 10:24:35 AM
A new or amended legislation should compel ALL drivers to carry fire extinguishers. I guess other drivers were just standing on the scene helplessly.
Johan Brand 2014-08-11 12:09:19 PM
Nonsense. Tyres never burst. All the News24 readers who keep on saying doing 140km/h is perfectly safe will confirm that.
Donald Skhosana 2014-08-13 09:48:28 PM
Am very sad and heart broken I knew those people two who were in a bakkie were my friends,RIP GOD BE WITH YOU WERE EVER YOU ARE I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU