Six people, including a minor, were burnt to death after the luxury car they were travelling in collided with a highway pillar and burst into flames near the Kampung Pandan roundabout in Kuala Lumpur this morning.
The victims, believed to be from the same family, were travelling from the SMART Highway towards Jalan Perkasa around 12.40am when a witness said their blue Nissan Skyline went out of control and slammed into the concrete pillar.
The Star online reported that the car burst into flames on impact but continued for a few more metres before coming to a halt.
Thirteen Fire and Rescue department officers took about an hour to extract the charred bodies from the twisted hulk.
"The bodies are burnt beyond recognition. There were three males and three females, all adults except for one, who we believe to be a teenager, based on the paramedic's assessment.
"When we got to the scene, it was a complete mess. The car was still on fire with car and body parts scattered around," operations commander Hamid Daud, told Star online.
The bodies were taken to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem. - December 18, 2013.