Two Accrington teenagers killed in crash in Burnley

Two teenage passengers have been killed in a car crash in Lancashire.

A red BMW saloon hit a wall and a parked car in Marsden Road, Burnley, at about 2100 GMT on Thursday.

Kaiser Hussain, 16, from Accrington, died at the scene and Sajid Khan, 19, from Accrington, died in hospital. Two men, 18 and 19, remain in hospital.

Police are investigating whether the car was racing another vehicle before the crash. Officers want to trace a white car seen with the BMW earlier.

'Just carnage'

It is thought the car came off the main road, flew into the air and crashed into the wall of a house.

Jayne Allen was inside the house and said she heard "an almighty bang".

"It sounded like a bomb had gone off," she added.

She ran outside and saw the wreckage. "It was just carnage really," she said.

The road was closed for about six hours while the accident was investigated.

The 18-year-old driver and 20-year-old passenger, who are both from Accrington, are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Insp Martin Bishop, of Lancashire Police, said: "This was a very, very tragic incident. Family liaison officers are supporting the families. Our hearts go out to those families."

He said he was keen to trace the driver of the white vehicle.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lancashire Police.

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