Man escapes as car catches fire
By : NewsDesk
Date Posted : Wednesday 02-Mar-2016
MIRI: A man escaped unhurt when the car he was driving caught fire after being involved in a road accident on Monday night.
In the 11.00pm incident at Km21 Jalan Bakam here, the Mercedes Benz driven by the victim from the direction of Bekenu to city centre was believed to have gone out of control and crashed into a drain.
The victim managed to get out of the car before it burst into flames.
Miri Fire and Rescue chief Law Poh Kong said a fire engine and 11 firemen were dispatched to the scene after receiving a distress call at 11.07pm.
He said when his team arrived at the scene, 75 per cent of the car was destroyed by fire.
“The fire was brought under control within five minutes and the operation concluded at 11.49pm,” he said, adding that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
- Firemen putting the fire out at the scene.