Twenty-four-year-old Jebriel Dandan and 25-year-old Seifeddine Malas died after their car exploded following a high-speed police chase in Sydney.
The car was reportedly travelling at speeds of up to 190 km/h.
Members of the public and police tried to pull the passengers and driver out of the burning vehicle, but they both died.
Adam Whyte, the acting assistant commissioner of NSW Police, praised the efforts of the emergency responders.
The video of the incident shows plumes of smoke rising from the burning vehicle.
After the incident, which involved two deaths, Adam Whyte, the acting police commissioner, warned the people who were driving fast to stop.
The incident caused the three westbound lanes of Sydney’s M4 to be closed for several hours.
#BREAKING: Two people are dead and a critical incident has been declared after a police pursuit went horribly wrong in Sydney. @Gabrielle_Boyle #9News pic.twitter.com/nxQAEyZQgv
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The crash site was then cleared.
The police are further investigating the case.