Five occupants of stolen car die in accident

Five people, including a two-year-old child, were killed when a stolen vehicle they were travelling in overturned in Mpumalanga on Saturday.

The BMW X5 that was hijacked in Hazyview overturned and caught fire on the R40 near Acornhoek, killing all five occupants.

Police spokesman Inspector Joseph Mogakane said the vehicle was hijacked by two men.

The dead victims - two women, a two-year-old girl and two men - have not been identified.

One of the women was burnt beyond recognition. Police have opened a culpable homicide docket. - Sakhile Mokoena