Fri, 25 Sep 2020

Four people died in Belhar, Cape Town, on Saturday morning, when a vehicle burst into flames after crashing into a vibracrete wall.

The vehicle had been travelling on the R300 in the direction of Bellville when it left the roadway and collided with the wall, City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said.

"The City's Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 05:48 and fire crews from Belhar and Kuilsriver were soon on the scene," Carelse said.

"There they found a vehicle alight and three bodies, burnt beyond recognition, which were trapped inside the vehicle."

The body of a fourth person, an adult male, had been flung from the vehicle. The body was found on the roof of a house in Signal Close.

The fire was extinguished by around 06:30 and the scene was handed over to the South African Police Service.

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