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Early this morning (16 August), a terrible car accident had occurred at Jalan Masjid Negeri, Penang near Lam Wah Ee Hospital and it is believed that the vehicle had skidded before it hit a tree and burst into flames.
The accident occurred at around 2.50 a.m. where 3 victims including the driver and the passengers were trapped in the vehicle and was unable to escape the scene. As a result, all 3 victims were burnt to death.
According to Malaysia Gazette, the identity of all 3 victims remained unidentified as of now and the vehicle was consumed entirely by the flames too.
It was also reported that the firemen found two men in the driver’s seat and driver’s side, while a woman at the passenger’s seat.
According to Jalan Perak Fire and Rescue Station Zone 1 Chief of Operations, Mahadzir Magridi, he said they received an emergency call regarding the incident at 2.55 a.m this morning (16 August).
However, as soon as they arrive at the scene, the vehicle was on fire and there are residents there are trying to put out the fire with a fire extingusher.
“We managed to extinguish the fire within five minutes before we proceed to to remove the three victims who were trapped in the car.”
“The front and back passengers were successfully removed while the firemen took some time to remove the driver as he was stuck in his seat.”
“We used special equipment to remove the 3rd victim.” Mahadzir said at the interview at the scene.
He added that the 3 victims were completely stuck in the vehicle and they did not rule out the possibility that the car caught fire after hitting a tree on the left side of the road.
“All the bodies of the victim will be handed over to the police for further investigation, including identifying their identities.” Mahadzir said.
Before that the police continues with the case, the bodies of the victim were being sent to Pulau Pinang Hospital for autopsy.
Meanwhile, the Timur Laut District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Soffian Santong said that the forensics department will conduct an investigation to trace the chassis number of the car to identify the identities of all the victims.
Watch the entire process here: