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Limpopo - A 16-year-old girl collapsed when she saw her father consumed by flames in a veld fire in Tzaneen, Beeld reported on Monday.

Anicka Brandt was helping her father Thinus Brandt to extinguish a fire that had broken out on the family's farm on Saturday.

Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe reportedly said that Brandt drove towards the fire on his tractor and tried to put out the flames with water, but the wind was too strong.

“The flames were not that bad, and could have been put out, but the wind made it a lot worse,” his wife Ansie told the newspaper.

Her daughter had told her that the flames suddenly engulfed him like a giant wave.

“I wish she hadn't seen it… he was such a wonderful father to her,” she said. - Sapa