Burning up: A bystander watching the burning Proton Exora outside the Selayang Hospital.
PETALING JAYA: Good Samaritans saved two children from a fiery death, when they pulled them out of their car that caught fire near the Selayang Hospital.
Eyewitnesses said the Proton Exora burst into flames while it was parked outside the hospital at around 4pm on Friday.
“We were told that people went to look at the burning car and rushed over to help when they saw two children trapped inside,” said Selangor Fire and Rescue Depart-ment operations assistant director Mohd Sani Harul.
Seven officers were dispatched and were able to put out the fire which had burnt the car to a crisp and also damaged a motorcycle that was parked nearby at around 4.30pm.
He said the officers did not see the children nor the owner of the car but confirmed that there were no injuries from the incident.
The cause of the fire was still under investigation.
In a separate incident, a Valentine’s Day outing turned tragic for two couples when one of them, an 18-year-old, died after the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree.
The deceased, a salesgirl, who was seated in the front passenger seat died on the spot in the 2am incident along the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) near the Kampung Dato Harun exit.
It is learnt that the car driver lost control of his Proton Iswara due to a problem with the brakes and tyre marks of the car were found along a 100m stretch at the scene.
The car crashed into the tree by the side of the expressway, causing an impact to the side of the front passenger seat.
The two couples were believed to be on their way home after celebrating Valentine’s Day.
The 22-year-old driver, also the deceased’s boyfriend, escaped unhurt while a back seat passenger was severely injured.
The fourth person in the car suffered minor injuries.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed confirmed the accident.