Two people burn to death in Newcastle car accident

They burnt to death after the bakkie they were travelling in crashed & caught fire.

Picture: ER24.

JOHANNESBURG - Two people have burnt to death in Newcastle after the bakkie they were travelling in crashed and caught fire.

They were trapped inside the vehicle when it caught alight on the R34 this morning.

Due to the extent of their burns, they have not yet been identified.

ER24's Russel Meiring said: "ER24 paramedics and provincial fire services arrived on scene and found the bakkie lying on its roof in the veld. The bakkie apparently caught alight and was being rapidly consumed by flames."