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Four men die after car crashes into house and catches fire

The crash happened at 3am on Sunday on the A4 in Derry Hill, near Calne, Wiltshire.

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Police have appealed for information (Joe Giddens/PA)

Police have appealed for information (Joe Giddens/PA)

Police have appealed for information (Joe Giddens/PA)

Four young men have died after a car crashed into a house and caught fire, police said.

The incident happened at 3am on Sunday on the A4 in Derry Hill, near Calne, Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Police said the occupants of the house immediately called 999 and were evacuated from the property while the fire service extinguished the blaze.

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Nobody inside the house was injured but the four occupants of the vehicle, all young men from the local area, died at the scene.

Superintendent Steve Cox said: “This was an absolutely horrific collision on our roads in the early hours of this morning.

“All blue light services attended the scene and were met with devastating scenes after a vehicle travelling along the A4 collided with a house and caught on fire.

“All four occupants of the vehicle died at the scene. Their families have been informed and we are in the process of assigning each family with specialist trained officers.

“My thoughts, and the thoughts of all at Wiltshire Police, are with them all today.”

Angus Macpherson, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire, said: “Really tragic news following a collision in Derry Hill this morning.

“My thoughts are with the families and friends of the four young men who sadly died. My thoughts are also with all emergency services colleagues who attended the scene.”

Police said the A4 and the A342 remain closed while investigation and recovery work continues at the scene.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

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