Three cars were involved in the accident. Two of them burst into flames.
Bystanders managed to pull a woman from a wreck but had to look on helplessly as her husband burned to death after their Nissan Juke caught fire.
According to eyewitnesses, one of the deceased got out of a Toyota Corolla and seemed to spontaneously combust. It is suspected that he was covered in petrol.
He burned to death next to the Juke whilst four of his companions died inside the Corolla.
The fire spread into the veld next to the N4 and had farmers scrambling with water carts to extinguish it before it turned into a veld fire.
Impatient motorists caused for a major traffic jam blocking ER24 ambulances from getting the only surviving and critically injured patient to hospital.
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