Seven Killed in Heli Crash
It is believed that seven people were killed in a horror crash this morning outside Witbank.
Shortly before 09:00 paramedics from ER24 were dispatched to an open field near Verena road in Clarinet where they found a helicopter burnt beyond recognition.
Paramedics on the scene explained that they could see seven people, but all of them were engulfed in the flames. The local fire department and rescue services extinguished the flames. All of the occupants were already dead and there was nothing that paramedics could do.
The local community and commuters in the area flocked to the scene when they saw the smoke and flames coming from the open field.
At this stage it is not clear to whom the helicopter belonged and what caused the crash.
The police and other emergency services also attended the scene.