- A 14-minute video of a Golf GTI up in flames, posted on Facebook by local hero BI Phakathi has Saffas shocked
- The clip shows a team of firefighters struggling tirelessly to put the blaze out as other cars continue to drive along the freeway
- Netizens shared their condolences to the owner of the car as they understand the gravity of such a loss
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Faceless hero BI Phakathi, more commonly known for his generosity towards those in need, posted a daunting clip on his Facebook page under the same name. The 14-minute video showcases a Golf GTI engulfed in flames as firefighters struggle to extinguish the fire.
The car, which seemed to have been burning for a significant amount of time before the recording of the video, caught alight on the side of a busy freeway. It is not immediately clear where the video was taken.
South Africans quickly shared their sympathies with the owner of the Volkswagen while those who witnessed the fire in person described the situation from their perspective.
The video gained a massive 136 000 views on Facebook with more than 1 400 reactions:
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Netizens sympathise with the vehicle's owner
Siobhan Amanda O Doherty shared:
"This happened to me in my Golf. Worst thing ever."
"Yhoo so sad... I hope the owner has insurance. Eish I can't imagine the pain."
Phumlani Vilakazi responded with:
"Hope he is safe, I know how hard it is for the owner i went through the same thing last year."
Thembeka Oliphant commented:
"The pain that the owner is going through right now. Lord intervene."
Makhadzi Nedzamba added:
"This is sad I hope the person who was driving is not injured."
SUV flipped by elephant in KZN, family make daring escape from vehicle
In other car-related news, Briefly News previously reported that a family from Mtunzini in KwaZulu-Natal experienced trauma during a self-guided game drive in iSimangaliso Wetland Park when an elephant approached their SUV and flipped the vehicle over.
Inside the SUV were a man, a woman and their two children. The elephant used its tusks to push the family's vehicle onto its side while all four people were still inside. Another family who was close to the same spot filmed the incident in a now-viral video.
The family first tried to use their hooter to ward off the elephant, but when that didn't work they decide to attempt an escape from the SUV. With the assistance of park officials they were rescued from the overturned vehicle, The Witness reports.
Source: Briefly News