By THE BORNEOTODAY TEAM
KUALA PENYU – A man and an unidentified boy was killed Monday night when the car they were travelling in caught fire after being hit by another vehicle at Mile 5 Kg Kabatung Bundu, near here.
Two others, a 12-year-old boy in the Mazda that caught fire, and the 18-year-old driver of the Nissan Fairlday, suffered minor injuries in the accident at about 8.50pm.
The driver of the Mazda was identified as Evitus Martin. The other victim had no identification documents.
The injured boy who broke his hand was named as Bulnadus Evitus and is believed to be the son of Evitus.
According to a statement by the Fire & Rescue Department, the driver of the Mazda had come out from a junction and was hit by the oncoming Nissan.
The impact of the crash sent both vehicles into a nearby ditch and the Mazda caught fire.
Nearby villagers who came to assist the victims could only rescue Bulnadus, while they were held back by the flames as they tried to remove the other two victims at the front.
Investigations are in progress.