Johannesburg – Four people burned beyond recognition in Mpumalanga just days after four people suffered the same fate in the province.
On Tuesday, a Toyota Corolla sedan and an Isuzu Light Delivery Vehicle (LDV) collided head-on on the R544 between Emalahleni and Verena.
The spokesperson for Mpumalanga’s community security and liaison security department, Mmusi Moeti, said the accident happened around 5:30 p.m.
“Both vehicles caught fire on impact. Three of the deceased were in the sedan. They were burnt beyond recognition.
“The fourth person was a passenger from the LDV. The driver of the LDV was seriously injured and was rushed to a nearby hospital in Emalahleni.
“The cause of the collision is still being investigated by the police who are working closely with the security engineering team of the Ministry of Community Safety, Security and Liaison,” he said.
MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison Vusi Shongwe pleaded with motorists to save lives by being “extremely careful” when using the road.
“We call on motorists to be very careful. We cannot count the deaths every day on our roads. Motorists should come to the party and use the road responsibly,” said Shongwe.
Shongwe sent his condolences to the bereaved families and also wished the seriously injured person a speedy recovery.
Four people in a VW sedan burned beyond recognition on Saturday when their vehicle crashed head-on with a Honda sedan. The accident occurred on the R50 between Leandra and Standerton in Mpumalanga on Friday afternoon.
The cause of the crash was not yet known, although it is believed that one of the drivers passed when it was not safe to do so.
The VW sedan caught fire on impact and the deceased was burned beyond recognition.