2 sisters burnt to death in accident

bombaSANDAKAN: Two sisters were burnt to death while two others were seriously injured in an accident involving a lorry laden with LPG cylinders in Jalan Kampung Nelayan Tengah, Batu 10, near here, last night.

Sandakan Zone Fire and Rescue chief Andre Andrew said Amanda Faizal, eight, and her sister Marsila, four, perished in the 7pm incident.

He said a 20-year-woman, identified as only as Ekin, suffered 70% burns while a man, Hasim Pinando, 32, was injured.

The six-tonne lorry caught fire after skidding into a ravine and the charred bodies of the two sisters were found in it, he said in a statement here today.

He added that the victims’ bodies and the injured were sent to Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan.