Family cheats death when car burst into flames


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  • Monday, 08 Jun 2020

ALOR SETAR (Bernama): Five members of a family escaped fiery death when the car they were travelling in burst into flames after it hit a cow at KM46.1 Jalan Kulim-Baling-Gerik near Baling last night (June 7).

Baling district police chief Supt Syed Basri Syed Ali said in the 8.15pm incident, a Honda BRV driven by a 35-year-old man from Gerik, Perak heading to Kulim, Kedah, crashed into two cows that were crossing the road.

"Soon after, a Proton Persona car, driven by a woman who was travelling with her four children, could not stop in time, hit one one of the cows and skidded on the road shoulder before it caught fire, ” he said in a statement here Monday (June 8).

Fortunately, he said, all victims escaped unhurt.

Meanwhile, Kedah Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) assistant director (Operations) Mohamadul Ehsan Mohd Zain said they received an emergency call at 8.24pm and upon arrival, the team found all victims, aged three to 40, had been rescued by passers-by.

"The fire was put out by volunteer firefighters who rushed to the scene, but the victim’s car was totally destroyed, ” he said. – Bernama

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