South Africa 13.1.2017 09:09 am

Woman perishes in burning vehicle

This morning's accident on Christiaan de Wet Road. (Photos: Supplied)

This morning's accident on Christiaan de Wet Road. (Photos: Supplied)

Although the fire station is less than 3km away, it took a fire truck an hour to arrive, and when it did, it arrived without water.

A woman died after being trapped in a burning vehicle on Christiaan de Wet Road this morning, Roodepoort Record reports.

This morning's accident on Christiaan de Wet Road. (Photos: Supplied)

Kia involved in the accident

The accident occurred at about 6am. A Ford Fiesta was travelling towards Ontdekkers Road when it veered into oncoming traffic due to the wet road.

It is also alleged that the driver was speeding. It then crashed into a VW Polo as well as a Kia. Both vehicles caught fire.

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Three people managed to get out of the burning cars. The deceased’s legs were stuck underneath the seat in front, and she perished in the fire.

Although the fire station is less than 3km away, it took a fire truck an hour to arrive, and when it did, it arrived without water.

Cars burnt.

Cars burnt.

The accident caused serious traffic congestion in the area.

– Caxton News Service

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