MUAR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Singaporean man and a Malaysian woman were burned to death after the car they were travelling in lost control and crashed into a Telekom Malaysia utility box in the town of Muar in Johor in the early hours of Monday (April 10).
Muar district police officer Asst Comm Azman Ayob said the victims were believed to be heading towards Bakri from Air Hitam before their car lost control at Batu 7.5 of Jalan Bakri in the incident at 3am.
The man, said to be a 55-year-old Singaporean, could not be identified as his identification documents were destroyed in the fire.
The Malaysian woman in the crash was identified as Chan Choon Siang, a 35-year-old from Jalan Kebajikan Bukit Bakri in Muar.
Another Singaporean, 44-year-old Lynette Lim, was severely injured in the crash.
The victims' bodies were sent to Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah in Muar for a post mortem, where Ms Lim was also being treated for her injuries.
Muar Fire and Rescue Department operations officer Nor Al Fatah Omar said an emergency call was received at around 3.15am and firemen took about two hours to put out the fire and bring the situation under control.
"When we arrived at the scene, the car was totally burnt and we only managed to extricate one of the victims. We could not identify the car's registration plate," he said.