JOHOR - The three-year-old survivor of a car crash in Johor returned to Singapore safely on Friday (Dec 25) night, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman said.
He was the sole survivor of a car crash near Kota Tinggi in Johor on Friday morning which killed his parents and brother, and a woman in the other car involved in the accident.
It is understood that the boy's grandmother and two aunts visited him at the hospital on Friday evening.
On Saturday afternoon, the Singapore Consulate-General in Johor Baru accompanied the next of kin to identify the late parents and older brother of the little boy, a spokesman from Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said.
The Consulate-General will assist them with the repatriation of the deceased to Singapore, the spokesman said.
Lianhe Wanbao reported that the boy suffered 9 per cent burns on his body, but was not in danger. His left ear, hands and feet were bandaged when a reporter visited on Friday, the newspaper reported.
According to a Johor Fire and Rescue Department spokesman, a Singapore-registered Land Rover heading towards Mersing hit a signboard at the Sungai Dohol bridge near Kota Tinggi, before losing control and entering the opposite lane.
It then crashed into a Toyota Corolla that was heading to Kota Tinggi and both vehicles then burst into flames.
The incident occurred around 7am on Friday (Dec 25).
The boy was saved by a Malaysian motorcyclist who pulled him from the burning wreckage, The New Paper said.
MFA said on Friday that the Singapore Consulate-General in Johor Bahru is in contact with the Malaysian authorities.
"We will continue to render the necessary assistance," MFA said.