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[MOKOPANE] – Four killed, two injured in collision.

Four people were killed and two others injured this afternoon when two light motor vehicles collided, one of them bursting into flame, on the N1 north-bound highway, approximately 15km outside of Mokopane in Limpopo.

ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene at 13h33 to find the two vehicles on the side of the road. One of the vehicles was well alight.

On closer inspection, medics found that one patient had been pulled from the burning vehicle by a motorist while the second patient had come from the second vehicle.

Fire services began to extinguish the blaze while medics assessed the two patients, finding that they had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

The two patients were treated and thereafter transported to nearby hospitals for further care.

Once the burning vehicle had been extinguished, medics found that four people had sustained numerous, fatal, burn wounds. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.