Three cheat death after car catches fire in three-car pile up near Alor Star

Zuliaty Zulkiffli

ALOR STAR: Three people including a three-year-old boy, escaped with minor injuries when a car they were travelling in caught fire during a three-vehicle crash at Taman Desa Kamilia in Simpang Empat here last night.

In the 9pm incident, the boy, identified as Muhammad Dani Amsyar and a couple, believed to be his parents, were rushed to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital.

Jalan Raja Fire and Rescue Department operation commander Ahmad Nazri Kasa said they received a distress call at 9.06pm of an accident involving a Perodua Alza, a Perodua Myvi and a lorry.

He said five firemen deployed to the scene managed to control the fire at the engine bay of the victims' Alza before it spread to the entire vehicle.

"The Alza was travelling towards Sungai Petani from Alor Star when the accident occured." said Ahmad Nazri.