Elderly man burns to death after car catches fire in Melaka

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  • Saturday, 31 Oct 2020

MELAKA (Bernama): An elderly man was burnt to death in a car after the vehicle caught fire in an incident at Jalan Abadi 9, Taman Malim Jaya here on Saturday (Oct 31).

Melaka Tengah district police chief ACP Afzanizar Ahmad said in the 2.30pm incident, the charred body of Lai Hee Miow, 65, was found in the front passenger seat of a Proton Iswara.

He said the car, which was registered under the name of the victim’s son, was parked on the road shoulder near a corner not far from the deceased’s house.

"Prior to the incident, the victim’s daughter who returned home at about 1.45pm, said she saw her father happily sitting in the front passenger seat.

"However, 45 minutes later, when the victim’s family members rushed out of the house after hearing screams of fire, they saw the car was on fire and neighbours were dousing the flames, ” he said in a statement here tonight.

Afzanizar said the neighbours only realised the incident when flames had already engulfed the car.

He said according to the victim’s family members, the victim, who had been receiving mental health treatment at the Pantai Hospital here since 2017, had never left his house since the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) in March.

However, he said the victim refused to go for his check-up in June and had not been taking his medicine.

"The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and initial investigations found that there is no element of mischief in the incident, ” he added. - Bernama

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