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Five children burned to death in horrific R721 truck and car crash

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Five children were killed in an accident involving a truck and a car on the R721 road in Vredefort, Free State on Sunday night.

Netcare911 spokesperson, Shawn Herbst, said the driver of the vehicle, which was transporting the children, pulled to the side of the road to relieve himself on before a truck crashed into the back of the vehicle.

When medics arrived on scene, they found the car burning with the children entrapped inside.

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It’s beleived that the car burst into flames when the truck crashed into it.

“Sadly, five children passengers aged between ten and eighteen had been killed.

“Their genders were not established, as they had all been burned beyond recognition.

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“The male driver of the car did not sustain any injuries, and the driver of the truck was not found on the scene,” said Herbst.

Circumstances leading up to the incident will be investigated by the relevant authorities.

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