Thursday, 22 Oct 2020
18/10/2020 12:53 AM

ALOR SETAR, Oct 17  -- Five individuals cheated death when the Proton Saga BLM they were travelling in caught fire after being involved in an accident with a motorcycle at KM74.2 North-South Expressway northbound near Gurun tonight.

Kedah Fire and Rescue Operations Division assistant director Senior Superintendent I Mohamadul Ehsan Mohd Zain said the victims comprised three men and two women aged between eight and 60 years managed to dash to safety before fire destroyed the car.

He said the fire brigade received a distress call about the incident at 10.17 pm and arrived at the scene 16 minutes later with a team of 18 firefighters.

"Upon arrival, the two vehicles which were found to be on fire and both vehicles were almost completely razed," he said in a brief statement tonight.

Mohamadul Ehsan said the 17-year-old female motorcyclist was injured and was sent to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital here for treatment while the five individuals in the car did not suffer any injuries.

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