Five people including a child were killed and two others injured after a truck and a motor vehicle collided and burst into flames at the Swartkoppies and Kliprivier intersection in Kibler Park near Mall of the South.
Paramedics says on arrival at the scene late on Wednesday night, they found a truck lying on its side next to the motor vehicle in the middle of the road and both vehicles on fire.
ER24’s Russel Meiring said the road was closed off while fire services battled the blaze.
On closer inspection, medics found four adults and a child lying trapped inside the light motor vehicle. Unfortunately, all five had succumbed to their extensive burn wounds. Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead.Two men from the truck were assessed and found to have escaped with only moderate injuries.
Meiring said the men were treated and later transported to South Rand Provincial Hospital for further care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.