Four people burnt were burnt to death beyond recognition in a head on collision between a sedan and a Bakkie on the N2 road near Nciba, between East London and Butterworth at about 06H15.
A sedan with 4 occupants (gender and age unknown) from EL collided with Isuzu Bakkie with five males from Butterworth side.
The vehicles caught fire on impacts. Sadly, all four occupants from Etios got trapped in the vehicle as the fire engulfed their vehicle.
Rescue personnel managed to rescue all 5 occupants Isuzu occupants from the fire. They escaped with severe injuries and were taken to Frere Hospital for further medical treatment.
Teansport MEC, Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe has described this tragic incident as a terrible way to end off one of the toughest years the world over, calling on road users to be extra cautious into 2021 to curb accidents of this nature going forward.
A case of culpable homicide has been opened at Komga Saps for further investigation.