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[MIDRAND] Two killed in vehicle collision/fire

Two people have died in a fire resulting from a collision between a truck and two light motor vehicles on the N1, near the Allandale offramp in Midrand this afternoon.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene along with several other emergency services at 14:56 to find the three vehicles ablaze in the middle of the freeway. The City of Joburg Fire Department set about extinguishing the fire which destroyed all three vehicles. The drivers of both the light motor vehicles were badly burnt in the incident and declared dead on the scene by ER24 and another Private service. The driver of the truck, a man in his 40s, managed to escape with minor injuries. He was treated and transported to a hospital in the area by another service on the scene. Both North and Southbound lanes were closed to traffic at one point.

Both SAPS and JMPD are present for investigations.