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2013-05-06 08:23

SCORCHED LIMO REMAINS: An aerial image shows a third of a limo had been scorched by the fire. Its tail lights and bumper were destroyed and it appeared to be resting on its rims. Image: Youtube

SAN MATEO, California - Five people were killed and five others survived when a Lincoln Towncar limousine caught fire on a San Francisco Bay area bridge in California.

California Highway Patrol Officer, Amelia Jack, reports that five victims who were trapped in the burning limousine died. The victims were all women in their 30s.

Five others, the driver and four women, escaped the blaze.

ENGULFED IN FLAMES

The group was travelling on the San Mateo bridge to a night on the town to celebrate a newlywed bride. Smoke was reported emanating from the limousine. The driver pulled over and the vehicle became engulfed in flames.

Four surviving passengers were taken to local hospitals suffering from burns and smoke inhalation, according to a California Highway Patrol accident report.

Relatives report that one of the victims was Neriza Fojas, a registered nurse from Fresno who recently wed and was planning to repeat her marriage vows in the Philippines in June 2013.

Several lanes of the bridge were closed as officers investigated the cause.

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