Grandmother, six-year-old boy die in Tapah car fire

IPOH: A 65-year-old woman and her six-year-old grandson have died after the car they were in caught fire near Tapah.

Two other victims, the deceased woman's 36-year-old daughter and 10-year-old grandson, sustained severe burns.

The 65-year-old died at the scene while the six-year-old died at about 2.15pm while receiving treatment at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital.

Tapah OCPD Supt Mohd Naim Asnawi said police received a call at 5.25am on Thursday (Feb 8) about the incident at KM60 of the Ipoh-Kuala Lumpur trunk road," he said in a statement on Thursday.

He said firemen managed to put out the fire and removed the remains of the deceased, which was sent to the Tapah Hospital's Forensic Department for a post-mortem examination.

"We received a call later from the hospital informing us about the death of the child," he said.

Supt Mohd Naim said the cause of the accident is still being investigated.

"Those who witnessed the accident are urged to come forward to contact investigating officer Insp Mohd Faizan Ahmad at 013-208 7919.

Perak Fire and Rescue Department senior officer Mohd Sufian Yaakub earlier said that they received a distress call at 4.49am on Thursday.

"The deceased was sitting in the back passenger seat. Three victims sustained burns and were rushed to hospital.

"Firemen managed to control the fire at 5.11am, and the operation ended at 6.30am," he said.

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