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

Sunday evening on the R721 road in Vredefort, Free State, there was a collision between a car and a truck that resulted in the deaths of five young children. 

The spokesperson for Netcare911, Shawn Herbst, stated that the driver of the vehicle that was transporting the children had pulled over to the side of the road to relieve himself just before to a truck colliding into the back of the vehicle. 

When emergency medical personnel came, they discovered the flaming vehicle with the children still trapped inside. 

It is thought that the collision between the truck and the car caused the vehicle to burst into flames. 

"Sadly, five juvenile passengers aged between ten and eighteen had been slain. 

It was impossible to determine their genders because all of them had been charred beyond recognition. 

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

The competent authorities will conduct an investigation into the events that took place before to the occurrence.

https://satrucker.co.za/five-children-burned-to-death-in-horrific-r721-truck-and-car-crash/

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