A witness to the crash says people tried to help the victim, but were beaten back by the flames. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 21, 2022.Usdt第三方支付平台
A FEMALE passenger burnt to death after the car she was travelling in collided with a lorry and burst into flames in Kampung Gong Batu, Bandar Permaisuri, today.
In the 5.35pm incident, Nurul Emylia Natasha Zulkifli, 20, was trapped inside the Perodua Kelisa car, which burst into flames after colliding with a five-tonne lorry.
The driver, Mohammad Ikhwan Hakim Daud, 21, and the driver of the lorry escaped with injuries.
Setiu police chief Affandi Hussin said the lorry driver suffered injuries to his neck, while his two passengers were not hurt.
“During the incident, the lorry driver had signalled to turn right from Kuala Terengganu to Kampung Raja in Besut. At that moment, the Perodua Kelisa car tried to overtake but crashed into the lorry instead.,
“The impact caused both vehicles to burst into flames,” he said.
Affandi said the driver of the car, lorry and two others in the lorry managed to escape, except the victim, who was from Kampung Pulau Lima, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan.
“Her body was later taken to Setiu Hospital’s Forensic Unit, while the others received treatment at the same hospital,” he said.
Meanwhile, a witness, Abd Muhaimi Ab Halim, 34, said after the impact the Kelisa burst into flames and that he saw passers-by pulling out the driver.
The passers-by later tried to rescue the woman but could not open the door.
“The fire spread very fast and was intense, forcing the passers-by to retreat. I tried to find a fire extinguisher but there was none. By then the fire was burning wildly and we were helpless,” he said. – Bernama, August 21, 2022.