Two men and a woman were burnt to death when the BMW they were travelling in burst into flames after crashing into a divider along the Silk Highway.
A 65-year-old woman was among three people who were burnt to death when the BMW they were travelling in skidded and caught fire in an accident at KM6.9 of the SILK Expressway heading towards Sungai Long, Kajang, at around 6.20pm pm on Tuesday (Feb 5).
Kajang District police chief ACP Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof said preliminary investigations revealed that the driver was believed to have lost control of the vehicle before it skidded and crashed into the divider on the left side of the road.
“All three victims in the car were trapped in the vehicle when it burst into flames,” Ahmad Dzaffir said.
He said a team from the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department extricated the bodies from the car.
“All three victims were confirmed dead at the scene by the paramedics and their bodies were sent to the Serdang Hospital Forensic Department for autopsy as well as to obtain the DNA sample to ascertain their identity,” Ahmad Dzaffir said in a statement yesterday.
“We have identified the woman as a 65-year-old from Taman Anggerik Emas,” he added.
He said that the car had been towed to the Kajang District Traffic Police Headquarters for checks on its chassis number.
Reportedly, no one had come forward to identify the victims or claim the bodies.
The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which is death caused by reckless driving, Ahmad Dzaffir said.