Four people killed in fiery Northern Cape car crash

South African Police Service (SAPS) officers in Philipstown have opened an inquest docket after four people died in a fiery car crash on the R48 just outside the town, Northern Cape SAPS said on Sunday.

Four people were apparently travelling to De Aar in an Opel Corsa at about 9.40pm on Saturday night after attending a funeral in Petrusville, Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba said in a statement.

“It is alleged the vehicle overturned and two of the occupants were found outside the vehicle and the other two were trapped in the burnt car. Three males and a female died on the scene.”

Two of the four deceased had been identified, but the other two were burnt beyond recognition and had yet to be identified. The police investigation was continuing, Ramatseba said.