Johannesburg - Two people died and two others were injured in a crash on the N1 near Kroonstad on Thursday, paramedics said.

When paramedics arrived, they found a car had crashed into a barrier and then burst into flames, Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann.

“A woman was found to be in a critical condition and a man sustained moderate injuries,” Steinmann said.

Both were taken to hospital.

Police were investigating.

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